Several media outlets have reported recently that units of the Sahrawi army in Tifariti, the Sahrawi liberated areas, destroyed 4875 kg of Moroccan drugs that were intercepted at the Moroccan wall of shame in Western Sahara. The international campaign against the wall of the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara denounces once again the involvement of the Moroccan army stationed at the wall in drug trafficking and in providing direct support to the drug traffickers to cross the Moroccan wall towards the Sahrawi liberated areas and the neighbouring countries.
This is not the first time that units of the Sahrawi army intercept considerable amount of Moroccan drugs that cross the wall. The fact that drug traffickers can easily cross the wall is a tangible evidence of the complicity and help that the Moroccan army grant to these criminal gangs, especially at a time when all estimates indicate that the wall of the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara is the largest continuous minefield in the world.
It is worth mentioning that the World Drug Report 2016 issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime shows clearly that reports from Member States on source countries for cannabis resin during the period 2009-2014 suggest that the world’s largest producer of cannabis resin continues to be Morocco. The report also points out that, as in previous years, cannabis resin from Morocco was mainly smuggled to Europe and other countries in North Africa.
The International Campaign against the wall of the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international public opinion to the direct involvement of the Moroccan army stationed at the wall in the smuggling of prohibited goods, drug trafficking and illegal migration to and from the Sahrawi occupied territories. These criminal activities require a decisive response by the international community because they represent a growing threat to regional and international security.