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30,000 Chickens Daily Smuggled From Morocco To Algeria

by 5m Editor
22 October 2007, at 10:26am

MOROCCO - Thousands of chickens have been smuggled from Morocco to Algeria since the second week of the fasting month of Ramadan. Because of that, chicken prices increased, according to reliable sources.

Chickens are smuggled across borders between Algeria and Morocco, said the same sources.

Many poultry breeders and producers in borders areas expressed their concerns about this phenomenon and its direct impact on local production of white meat especially that there is no medical control for the smuggled chickens.

Over 30,000 chickens are daily smuggled to Algeria. Many trucks equipped with coops have been seen coming from Oran and Mostaghanem provinces (west of Algiers) to smuggle chickens.

Smuggling across borders increased in the last few years and all measures and solutions to prevent it failed.

Source: EchoroukOnline

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