Police have arrested a group of Moroccans suspected of attacks on Sub-Saharan migrants near Tangier.
Rabat – Moroccan police arrested a gang of three suspects accused of armed robbery against sub-Saharan migrants.
Migrants planning undocumented journeys to Europe often use the Rahrah forest and Boukhalef in Tangier as a place to rest before continuing to Europe.
The migrants involved in the attack were waiting in the Rahrah forest when he three knife-wielding suspects, aged 19, 25, and 34, assaulted and robbed them of their personal possessions.
Morocco is under pressure to curb irregular migrants entering Europe through Spain.
According to migration and border control chief, Khalid Zerouali, more than 7,000 people have managed to reach Spain from Morocco in 2019 so far, compared to around 2,000 in the first quarter of 2018.
Morocco and Spain are collaborating to stop the flow of irregular migrants into Europe.
Elena Garzón, the General Director of International Relations and Immigration of the Ministry of the Interior, and the head of the General Commissariat of Foreigners and Borders, Juan Enrique Taborda, have demanded that Brussels fund Morocco with “Promised” 140 million “as soon as possible”, according to Spain’s newspaper El Pais.
In 2019 Morocco has already prevented more than 30,000 irregular migration attempts and dismantled 50 trafficking networks.