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Police Find 2 Moroccan Migrants in Spain Bus Engine Compartment

Police Find 2 Moroccan Migrants in Spain Bus Engine Compartment

Rabat- Spanish authorities discovered two Moroccan migrants hiding inside the engine compartment of a tourist bus.

After a three-day trip in Morocco, Spanish tourists stopped their tour bus in the mountains about an hour after arriving in Spain at Algeciras when the tourists heard voices speaking Arabic from inside the bus.

The tourists informed the police, who discovered the source of the voices to be two Moroccan minors, Spanish news outlet La Razon reported on Monday.

A video of the incident shows the two boys, exhausted and covered in engine oil, barely making their way outside the bus engine and lying down defenselessly on the ground.

Spanish authorities placed the two undocumented migrants in custody, pending their admission to a temporary internment immigrant center.

Recently, a video of a young Moroccan trying to get to Spain by crossing the Mediterranean sea on a tube went gone viral on social media.

The young man was rowing just with his hands before he was saved by a Spanish fishing boat and offered a banana, water, and a jacket.

Spain and Morocco are continuously cooperating to combat undocumented migration.

Morocco, a transit country for migrants, has thwarted more than 54,000 undocumented immigration attempts to Europe in 2018.

In 2017, Morocco stopped more than 65,000 migration attempts to Europe, a number that is up from 32,000 the previous year, according to Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi.

Moroccan authorities are also overseeing security at the Morocco-Spain border, where hundreds of migrants try to jump the high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

On July 26, more than 600 sub-Saharans successfully crossed the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Dozens of migrants were injured along with border guards during the incursion.

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