Network of drug cultivation and trafficking in Menzel Temime dismantled | Tunisia News Gazette

Network of drug cultivation and trafficking in Menzel Temime dismantled

The sub-directorate of fighting crime under the National Guard of Ben Arous in coordination with the units of the National Guard of Nabeul dismantled a network of drug cultivation and trafficking in Menzel Temime.

According to National Guard spokesman Colonel Major Khalifa Chibani, 5 members of the network between the ages of 24 and 52 were arrested and a search warrant was issued against another suspect accused of damage to others’ property.

The detainees were in possession of 5 kg of cannabis herb, 20 cannabis plants, a sum of 680 dinars from drug trafficking and a shotgun without a license, spokesman of the National Guard Sunday told TAP.

A coast guard patrol also foiled an attempt to illegally cross the sea borders to Italy at El Hancha in Teboulba (governorate of Monastir) on Friday night to Saturday, the same source said.

The 14 passengers aboard the boat were arrested. They are aged between 21 and 34 and are all from the Ariana governorate.

Source: TAP News Agency

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