Morocco arrests 47 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa

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The Moroccan authorities have arrested 47 illegal immigrants in the White Beach, southern the Atlantic city of Agadir, official news agency reported Saturday.

The illegal immigrants, including six women and an infant, are all from sub-Saharan Africa, it added.

They were arrested Friday night, while they were about to board a boat to take them to Spain’s Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

In 2019, 62 human trafficking networks were busted and 505 people involved in human trafficking and migrant smuggling were arrested in Morocco, according to official statistics.

Moroccan authorities arrested 27,317 illegal immigrants in 2019, the Moroccan police said. Enditem

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