Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Research Report

A Rising Tide: Trends in production, trafficking and consumption of drugs in North Africa

Published on 1 June 2020

This report offers a sizing and analysis of the
developing trends around drugs in the Maghreb. It
begins by detailing the production of narcotics in the
Maghreb, including both cannabis and poppies. Next, it
focuses on the trafficking of these products, exploring
the types of drugs that transit the region, the routes
they take and the groups involved in their movement.
The report then looks at drug consumption trends in
the Maghreb, before detailing the impacts of narcotics
on state capacity, security and public health and ending
with brief recommendations.


Max Gallien

Research Fellow

Matt Herbert

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