Morocco’s navy coast guards have rescued 72 illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan Army said.
The rescued included 53 sub-Saharan Africans and 19 Asians. The migrants, among them women and children, were brought safely to the port of Nador.
Morocco has witnessed a significant hike in illegal immigration attempts in 2018.
According to the Moroccan Interior Ministry, the authorities have foiled over 76,000 illegal immigration attempts between January and November 2018.