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Morocco navy rescues 72 unlawful immigrants in Mediterranean

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 army pointed out.

The migrants, among them women and children, were brought safely to port of Nador, the same source noted.

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.

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