Between December 4 and 6, the Royal Moroccan navy rescued 181 undocumented migrants from eight boats.
Both Moroccan and sub-Saharan migrants were aboard eight makeshift boats when naval forces discovered them at risk of sinking between Tuesday and Thursday of this week.
The Royal Armed Forces (FAR) reported that two of the migrant boats sank soon after the navy helped the immigrants to safety.
The navy units successfully returned the migrants to Ksar Sghir in Tangier, Al Hoceima, and Nador in the Rif region.
In a similar rescue operation in November, the navy rescued 136 undocumented migrants aboard inflatable boats near Tangier. The intercepted migrants were also sailing from Nador and Tangier.
Late in October, the Moroccan navy intercepted four boats carrying 143 migrants off the coasts of Tangier and Nador.
Attempts at irregular migration continue to pressure Moroccan authorities and make headlines in Morocco. In September, a young Moroccan woman named Hayat died after navy opened fire on a migrant speed boat.
Moroccans have protested the harsh measures against migrants, and the government has reported large numbers of “intercepted immigrants.”