Morocco arrests 8 over attempted illegal immigration

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Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. The airport is the busiest airport in Morocco with approximately 8 million passengers passing through the airport each year. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. The airport is the busiest airport in Morocco with approximately 8 million passengers passing through the airport each year. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Morocco foiled an illegal immigration attempt at Casablanca Mohammed V airport and arrested eight people, official newspaper Le Matin said on Wednesday.

The suspects are believed to have links with a criminal network active in the organization of illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, said the report, adding that a would-be immigrant was arrested on Tuesday at Casablanca’s Mohammed V international airport.

The search of the suspects’ houses resulted in the seizure of foreign residence cards, falsified visas and a batch of passports of would-be immigrants, it added.

The suspects were held in police custody to complete the investigation, and identify the accomplices and people involved in this criminal network in Morocco and abroad, it said.

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