The banned substance was on board two cars, the police said in statement, adding that the operation also led to the arrest of three suspects with multiple judicial antecedents.

The police seized hunting rifle, ammunition, knives and sums of money, the statement noted.

Despite efforts to crack down on cannabis farming in the last decade, Morocco remains the world’s largest cannabis resin harvester, according to a 2016 report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.