A Portuguese man and a French national were sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in this northern Moroccan town Monday for drug trafficking, judicial sources said.
Augusto Carvalmo Afons and his French accomplice Aymard Francois Regis Canille were arrested in June at Tangiers port in possession of 10.8 tons of cannabis resin.
The drugs were hidden in a shipment of watermelons in a lorry driven by the Portuguese. The value of the drugs was estimated at 10.8 million dollars (11.4 million euros).
The men will also have to pay a fine of about 20,000 dollars each. The defense has said it will appeal the court's decision - RABAT (AFP)
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