15 to 17 year prison sentences against 19 Moroccan drug traffickers

Tifariti (Liberated Territories), Nov 6, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Criminal Court has issued sentences of 15 to 17 years and eight months in prison against 19 Moroccans, accused of transporting drugs into the SADR territories, said the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs in a statement.

The trial was conducted under good conditions in accordance with the legal guarantees and the indispensable conditions for the success of this trial held for the first time in the liberated territories of the SADR, according to the statement.

The 19 Moroccan drug traffickers had been arrested, on 16 July, by a unit of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army (ALPS) in the locality of Aghcham Labyad in Guelta Zemour sector (3rd military region) and their vehicle was confiscated with its cargo, while another group fled beyond Saharawi borders. (SPS)