The minors had hidden under the truck coming from the port of Nador in order to enter Spanish territory.
Rabat – Members of the Spanish Civil Guard stationed in the southern port of Almeria rescued six Moroccan minors. The minors were hiding under a large international transport truck coming from the port of Nador.
La Voz de Almeria reported that the civil guard found the minors with the help of dogs trained to search for people hiding under vehicles. The Spanish daily pointed out that the minors had hidden near the engine of the truck, putting their lives in serious danger.
The rescue operation came as Spanish and Moroccan border forces are under increased pressure from Moroccan and North African diaspora, returning to Europe after the summer holidays.
Spanish Police officers stationed in various Spanish ports step up efforts during crossings of foreign immigrants living in the Iberian territory, said the news outlet.
La Voz de Almeria also noted that during this period, police forces notice an increase in attempts of Moroccan and Algerian minors to infiltrate the country through passenger ships.
“Endangering their lives, the minors try to reach the other side of the Mediterranean via the ships anchored in the ports of Ceuta and Melilla,” says the Spanish media.