Morocco may be mostly desert but also has lush forests and a biodiversity that allows cannabis cultivation.
According to International analytics company New Frontier Data released new data on drug trafficking on September 10. The analytics company claims that Morocco is Europe’s biggest cannabis supplier.
A graphic shows that 62% of cannabis seized in Africa was from Morocco in 2016. Security services, according to the visual, seized a total of 937,414 kilograms of hashish between 2012 and 2016.
New Frontier Data also say that Morocco is the world’s largest – albeit illicit – “supplier of cannabis to Europe.”
A report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in 2019 says that can Cannabis resin is “mostly imported from Morocco, with Libya emerging as a major hub for resin trafficking.”
The report pointed out that Morocco’s proximity to Europe makes it a center for drug trafficking.
“Because of its proximity to Morocco, Spain is particularly important when it comes to quantities of cannabis resin seized, accounting for almost three-quarters (72 %) of the total quantity seized in the European Union in 2017,” the report said.