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Cannabis, cocaine and heroin, Madagascar hub for drug trafficking in Africa




Cannabis, cocaine and heroin, Madagascar hub for drug trafficking in Africa
Madagascar police reported the growing importance of the production of cannabis in the North and the South of Madagascar.
 
 Six tons of cannabis circulates each year despite numerous seizures or destruction of illegal plantations in the Big Island. 
 
 Figures disclosed yesterday in the fifth regional platform "Justice and security" of the countries of the Indian Ocean (IOC) commission by the Commander of the national gendarmerie, the general of the division, Richard Ravalomanana.  
 
The final destination of the locally produced drug remains however difficult to determine for the Malagasy authorities as relates in lexpressmada.com.
 
"I do not believe that the Malagasy people consume every year this amount. Because the number of drugs in Madagascar remains below that of the sister island, Mauritius Island. The investigation which was opened since 2004 within the National Gendarmerie has not always brought a response on this destination. But some of this amount could be turned into cannabis oil", underlines the high grade.
 
As for the cocaine and heroin, they started to make their appearance on the local market in small quantities for a wealthy clientele. Since the hard drugs from Latin America (cocaine) and Pakistan (heroin) are transit prior to be redistributed to the Reunion and Mauritius islands, according to services of fight against drugs in Madagascar.
 
"They are people who moves to the Kenya and South Africa who take these drugs to Madagascar", said the Commissioner of police José Rajaonari



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