Morocco foils illegal immigration attempts in Mediterranean, nabs 19

In the year to date, more than 850 people have died or gone missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. © UNHCR/Markel Redondo

Morocco announced on Saturday that it has foiled an illegal immigration attempt across the Mediterranean and arrested 19 people.

During the operation, the police arrested in the coast of the northern city of El Hoceima one person for alleged involvement in human trafficking and migrant smuggling and seized two boasts, official news agency MAP said.

On Friday, the police arrested eight would-be immigrants and one individual in the northern city of Nador for alleged links with a criminal network active in the organization of illegal immigration.

A Moroccan navy unit operating in the Mediterranean on Friday night thwarted a drug trafficking operation and seized 3 tonnes of cannabis off the coast of Nador, MAP reported.

Leave a Reply