Organized Crime & Gangs

Algeria seizes 127 tonnes of hashish in 8 months

“Algeria has seized more than 127 tonnes of cannabis smuggled from Morocco in the first eight months of 2013, the head of the narcotics squad announced on Wednesday. ‘In total, 127,098.875 kilos of cannabis resin … were seized in the first eight months of 2013,’ said Mohammad Zouggar, cited by official media. Zouggar said all the cannabis seized by the Algerian authorities came from Morocco. Morocco is one of the top cannabis producers worldwide and Europe’s main source During the same period, 764,333 psychotropic pills of different kinds were picked up and more than 12,500 people implicated in the illegal drugs trade were arrested.”

Source: Algeria seizes 127 tonnes of hashish in 8 months | GulfNews.com

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