Thu 29/10/2020

Official Security Council document uncover Morocco’s involvement in transporting drugs to Sahel countries through Guerguerat crossing

2 months ago at 29/Aug/2020 262

Sumoud, 29 August 2020 – An official report of the UN Security Council has revealed Morocco’s involvement in transferring big cargoes of drugs to the Sahel countries through the Guerguerat crossing.

According to the report, a copy of which was obtained by the Sumoud website, Moroccan companies officially registered in Casablanca and Rabat and Moroccan smuggling networks transported in recent years large quantities of drugs through the Guerguerat crossing and from there to Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Libya, where extremist terrorist groups were located.

The report also revealed that a cargo of hashish, weighing 10 tons, was transported from Morocco via Guerguerat crossing to Niger in refrigeration trucks, and the bulk of the cargo, weighing about 07 tons, was transported to Libya.

The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, had confirmed in a letter addressed to the UN Security Council in January 2020, that the United Nations’ acceptance of the presence of the illegal Moroccan port in Guerguerat contributed to the establishment of a de facto illegal zone within the buffer zone, which constituted a transit point for all types of goods, including forbidden goods such as Moroccan-made drugs and others, which posed a serious threat to the security of the entire region.

President Brahim Ghali called on the UN Security Council to assume the responsibilities entrusted to it and close the illegal and provocative port that poses a threat not only to the situation in the buffer zone but also to the basis of the ceasefire and the relevant military agreements agreed upon by both parties and ratified by the Security Council.

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