In the middle of 2013, criminal justice officials in Spain and other countries in Europe have reported an increase in migrants attempting to be smuggled into EU territory. Most of the migrants are departing from Morocco, where the distance to cross over the ocean is just 9 miles to reach the coast of Spain. Due… Continue reading Illegal Immigration Causes Dinghy Cost to Rise in Africa
There are at least 800,000 people in Morocco who make a living cultivating illegal marijuana in the country. The amount of money generated by the illegal marijuana crop in Morocco is estimated to be worth $10 Billion, or 10 percent of the country’s GDP. (More illegal ways to make money.) In 2003, there were 137,000… Continue reading Marijuana in Morocco
Between January and June 2013, security officials in Algeria seized 78 tons of cannabis resin in the country. The amount seized was higher than the 71 tons of marijuana that was seized during the first half of 2012. Most of the cannabis products that enter Algeria is trafficked from neighboring Morocco. Source: Lamine Chikhi, “Algeria… Continue reading Cannabis Resin Seizures in Algeria
The human smuggling market from Morocco into Spain and the European Union charges immigrants between $8,000 to $40,000.
In the first ten months of 2008, authorities in Morocco destroyed nearly 4,400 hectares of cannabis plantations. Morocco is the largest supplier of cannabis to Europe.
Drug trafficking in Morocco generates $12.5 Billion in revenue, according to the UNODC. The main revenue generating drug trafficked is marijuana.
Counterfeit goods and piracy in Morocco causes losses of $226 Million per year.