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Morocco seizes hashish headed to France

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Morocco seizes hashish headed to France
Cars (unrelated to the story) leave Tanger-Med port in northern Morocco. File photo: Fadel Senna/AFP
13:40 CET+01:00
Moroccan police said Friday they had seized 10 tonnes of hashish hidden in a truckload of tomatoes headed to France, according to the MAP news agency.

The cannabis product was found balled up "to look like tomatoes" during a search in the Tanger-Med port near Tangiers, regional police colonel Abdellah Dachri said.

The driver of the truck was arrested and an investigation was underway to find any accomplices, he said.

Despite a decade-long decline in marijuana farming, Morocco remains one of the main sources of cannabis in the world. The interior minister estimates that 700,000 Moroccans make a living from its production.

Last year, authorities seized 250 tonnes of the drug, most of it in hashish form.

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