A bystander caught the entire incident on video and posted it on Youtube.
Rabat – A Moroccan driver violently rammed the Moroccan side of the Ceuta border on August 13. The incident was caught on camera by a bystander who published the video on Youtube. Moroccan police unsuccessfully tried to detain the driver, who crossed into Spanish territory.
One of the Moroccan officers pulled out his weapon while another was unsuccessfully trying to break the driver’s window.
Despite all the officers’ attempts, the driver was able to cross the border, entering Ceuta at high speed in his bruised Volkswagen Polo.
According to Elperiodico, usually, one or two similar “kamikaze” incidents occur annually in Ceuta. “Drivers pass through the border of El Tarajal, ramming the barriers with their cars, or taking advantage of the slightest police inattention,” says the Spanish daily.
Elperiodico reports that “the Moroccan national tried above all to avoid being arrested in Morocco, at the price of committing a crime in Spain.”
The driver was stopped on the sea road bordering Ceuta’s El Chorrillo beach after colliding with several cars. The car did not contain any drugs or loot of theft, only a large knife.
Elperiodico indicated that the territory the driver managed to reach was on an anti-terrorism alert level 4. “His escape may have ended in tragedy,” says the news outlet.