Mauritania denounces the threat of Moroccan cannabis for the Sahel-Saharan region (UN report)

New York, April 18, 2015 (SPS) .- The Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has attracted the attention of the UN Secretary General on the threat of Moroccan cannabis on security in the Sahel-Saharan region.

In a report on Western Sahara submitted to the Security Council April 10, 2015, Ban Ki-moon reported that the president of Mauritania « highlighted some of the negative spillover effects of the dispute (of Western Sahara, en), in particular the considerable quantity of cannabis resin arriving at the northern borders of his country for transit into Mali and beyond ». "

 "This phenomenon posed a serious security threat to all countries in the Sahel-Saharan region in that it helped to finance criminal, extremist and terrorist groups," he added.

This remark of the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is one of many snubs the press in Morocco is trying to hide to the Moroccan public opinion under different titles praising the contents of the UN report. SPS