Algeria announces major drug bust at border with rival Morocco

Algeria announces major drug bust at border with rival Morocco
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26 January, 2022
The Algerian army said it confiscated a large quantity of drugs and arrested several people at its border with Morocco.
Algeria cut off its ties with Morocco last summer [Getty- archive]

The Algerian army announced on Wednesday the seizure of hundreds of kilograms of drugs at the border with Morocco.

A statement released by the military said an estimated 2,315 kilograms of kief (cannabis) were seized in the drug bust, as well as 166,857 hallucinogenic tablets.

It added that 33 dealers were arrested in total, while other equipment was also confiscated.

The joint-military operations took place between 19 and 25 January.

Algeria cut off ties with Morocco last summer, over what it said was hostile activity from its North African neighbour. Rabat denied the accusations.

Both nations are in deep dispute over the Western Sahara territory, which is mostly under Moroccan control. Algeria supports the separatist Polisario Front movement there.