One of my country’s best journalists Jordi Evole, had an interview about Drug Trafficking with Roberto Saviano, an Italian famous author of the book Gomorra. This Italian author said that Spain is the number one country in the world when it comes to drug trafficking for many reasons:
1. It’s very close to Africa (16km without counting Ceuta & Melilla) and since Morocco produces a lot of Weed and Hash in some of it’s country side, guess where Spanish citizens and Moroccans go with al the drugs?
2. Since many Latin American countries and Central American countries were Spanish colonies in the past, Spain has good economical relationship with them. This means, that Drug Cartels can take that to their advantage in order to ship drugs to Spain.
3. Spain hasn’t got any proper style mafia like Italians do (Camorra) or the Russians (Russian Mafia). Spanish gangsters basically work for someone else who is in charge like the Colombian Cartels, Russian Mafia, Mexican Drug Narcos… Ergo, any mafia can come to Spain to establish their operations without the risk of getting involved with a war between mafia since there is NO Spanish Mafia.
4. Spain has a lot of coasts either on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Both have “Hot Routes”. The Mediterranean sea has hot routes from Africa and the Atlantic from South America.
Other Shocking issues “Roberto Saviano said”
-“Cocaine use is very popular. Even people who you wouldn’t imagine in your group of friends might take Cocaine.”
“Only 2% of drugs that are being trafficking get seized by the police”
“Most of 50km of Coast in the “Costa del Sol” area in Southern Eastern Spain has had buildings constructed with Italian Mafia’s money”
“The Real Estate Bubble has been a way for mafias to launder their money. The money that f*cked up Spain’s economy was coming from the Mafias investing money on Real Estate in Many places in Spain”.
“If you had a list of all banks in Spain, I guarantee that all of them would have illegal connections to Mafias.”
“Except for the Spanish citizens, everyone else know that Spain is the destination chosen for many mafia bosses to live in.”
Former Basque Country terrorist organization ETA is linked to Drug trafficking. But the Spanish Left Wing political parties don’t want to say it because, It’s easier to make peace with Political Terrorists and impossible to make it with Drug Traffickers”.