MOROCCO DISMANTLES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION NETWORK

RABAT, Morocco- The Moroccan police, said, Saturday, that, they have busted a new network, operating in illegal immigration.

During a police raid in the city of Sale, near the capital Rabat, eight people linked to the network were arrested, the police said, in a statement.

Another 13 people, suspected of illegal immigration, from various Moroccan cities, were also arrested, the statement added, noting that, these people paid between 1,570 and 2,100 U.S. dollars to the network, to migrate to Europe, illegally.

The police seized four cars and equipment used in illegal immigration, it noted.

The authorities launched an investigation into details of the case, to reveal the links of the criminal network.

Morocco has seen a significant hike in illegal immigration attempts this year.

According to the Moroccan Interior Ministry, authorities have foiled over 76,000 illegal immigration attempts, between Jan and Nov.

During the same period, the country also dismantled 174 illegal immigration networks, up from some 70 in 2017.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK