Saharawi army foils an attempt to smuggle drugs from Moroccan occupied Western Sahara (Ministry of Defense)

Chahid El Hafed, March 03, 2020 (SPS) - Units of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army thwarted on Sunday an attempt to smuggle an estimated 725 kg of cannabis hashish from the Moroccan-occupied territories of Western Sahara, near the Moroccan military Wall of shame in the Auserd region, according to a source from the Ministry of Defense.

"The operation took place thanks to patrols carried out by units of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army based near the wall to protect the liberated Saharawi territories and restore security," the source added.

"It is not the first time, says the same source, that the Moroccan regime deliberately tried to flood the region with drugs, despite the vigilance exercised by the Saharawi army units specializing in the fight against crime and drugs.

In fact, more than 1,500 kg of cannabis from Morocco were seized last July in the liberated territories of Western Sahara in operations to combat drug trafficking, as well as a machine gun with 1,100 ammunitions and two (2) Kalashnikovs with 200 ammunitions and arrested four (4) drug traffickers aboard a Toyota 4x4 in the region of Rous Timelouza.

A few days earlier, the SPLA´s units arrested another group of five (5) individuals with 100 kg of cannabis in the region of Gleibat Aguaya.

Within the framework of its national and regional responsibilities, the Saharawi State fights daily against the Moroccan systematic plan of drug trafficking through the Moroccan military wall of shame, but the special units are patrolling this wall to combat this crimes.SPS