Morocco's drug traffic is destabilizing Algeria, officials say
Drug trafficking throughout North Africa remains an ongoing problem. Tons of illegal hashish is being distributed through clandestine routes throughout wide desert expanses. Now, the Algerian government is now blaming Morocco for using these networks to destabilize their government.
During the last six months, Algerian security forces have increased narcotic investigations, turning their attentions to the eastern and western borders of the country.
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - Officials here have denounced these actions as a "destabilization operation cleverly orchestrated by the Moroccan government threatens Algeria." The drug traffic has set all of Algeria's security structures on a perpetual state of high alert, and the government's modest resources are all stretched past the breaking point.
In western parts of the country, such as in Oran, Tlemcen, Sidi Belabes and Ain Temouchent, Moroccan drug traffickers have found innovative ways to move narcotics in order to thwart local surveillance.
During the last six months, Algerian security forces have increased narcotic investigations, turning their attentions to the eastern and western borders of the country. Significant amounts of illegal narcotics support the theory that the activity is intended to destabilize Algeria.
The vast majority of the treated kif is coming from Morocco, the world's largest producer of cannabis, according to a recent report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
There has been a considerable increase in narcotics trafficking. "It is important to be mobilized to foil this baleful plan," an Algerian journalist has said.
"Our country is targeted by a destabilization campaign, not only through drug trafficking. To prevent the attainment of this plan, it requires a vigorous and coordinated action. The huge amounts of drugs seized in the recent months makes us think that the main objective is to harm the national economy and the country's development," reporter Mohamed Rezig says.
Above all else, officials believe drug trafficking is believed to be compromising Algeria's national security.
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