Rabat – Moroccan law enforcement thwarted an irregular migration attempt on Friday, September 30, at 3 am from the city of Saidia’s Plaisance port, northeastern Morocco. The undocumented migrants were attempting to reach Spain in an inflatable boat.
Based on precise information provided by the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), police elements with the cooperation of the marine brigade of the Royal Gendarmerie thwarted the operation and arrested three individuals suspected of organizing the migration attempt.
The police also arrested eight migrants, all Moroccans, said the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in a statement.
The operation led to the seizure of a one-engine inflatable boat and two petrol drums of 25 liters of capacity, pointed out the DGSN.
The Police have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the operation and arrest further suspects implicated in the affair.