So much for the 'closed' Moroccan/Algerian border
I was aware that the Moroccan/Algerian border was somewhat leaky, but Moroccan TV was running a news item a couple of nights ago on a customs crackdown on petrol smuggled in from Algeria. The film showed thousands of really dangerous leaking containers carried in on wrecks of cars and trucks that we wouldn't allow out of a scrap yard.
The news item claimed that 30 million litres of fuel was being illegally imported each year. That's the equivalent of more than 4,000 20-litre containers each day!
"For sheer delight there is nothing like altitude; it gives one the thrill of adventure
and enlarges the world in which you live," Irving Mather (1892-1966)
Access the Morocco Knowledgebase
Last edited by Tim Cullis; 24 Oct 2008 at 07:25.
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Nalut border is now closed||beba||Sahara Travel Forum||0||6 Aug 2006 20:28|
|Moroccan border update||Chris Rouge||Sahara Travel Forum||7||1 Sep 2004 18:33|
|Moroccan / Algerian border details needed||dwair||Sahara Travel Forum||0||11 Sep 2003 19:20|
|On Moroccan and Mauritanian border||bUgI||Sahara Travel Forum||4||3 Jul 2003 16:14|
|Insurance at Moroccan border?||iswoolley||Sahara Travel Forum||0||13 Dec 2001 17:50|