Rabat - The Royal Moroccan Navy has opened fire on a go-fast boat attempting to transport a dozen undocumented migrants to Spain.
Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Navy has opened fire on a go-fast boat attempting to transport a dozen undocumented migrants to Spain.
On Tuesday, September 25, the navy detected a speeding boat between M’diq and Fnideq, towns on the Mediterranean, trying to take migrants to Spain.
According to Medias24, the gunfire killed one woman and injured three others.
Moroccan police arrested the Spanish national captaining the go-fast boat.
The resort to violence sparked fear among Moroccan parents because many minors and adults take risky ways to reach the El Dorado.
Several videos shared on social media show Moroccan migrants filming their undocumented voyage.
The government has claimed that it is increasing its efforts to fight migration networks.
Following Thursday’s government council, Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said that at the end of August 2018, 54,000 attempts of migration were aborted in Morocco.
El Khalfi said that Moroccans account for 13 percent of undocumented migrants who attempted to reach Europe in 2018.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 6,000 Moroccans arrived in Spain by sea in 2018 as of September 9.