2.5 Tonnes of Cannabis Found in Morocco

Cannabis stash similar to one found

Cannabis stash similar to one found

Police and customs officials in Morocco have seized 2.5 tonnes of cannabis resin found in two vehicles that were heading for Spain. They were uncovered in northern Morocco overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in two separate operations. A tonne-and-a-half of resin was uncovered in the northeast port of El Hoceima. Officials found the first stash of drugs hidden in a van which was driven by a French baker whose name was given as Dominique Chagnon. He arrived in Morocco almost three months earlier and was about to leave the country for Almeria, southern Spain, on board a ferry.

Another stash was found at the border post of Bab Sebta, which separates northeast Morocco from the Spanish city of Ceuta, where officials uncovered one tonne of resin in a Belgian truck. The man driving the van was a Moroccan living in Belgium. He had with him, his wife and five children and was heading to catch a ferry to the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.

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