Morocco says rescues 169 illegal immigrants in Mediterranean

  21 May 2019    Read: 1240
Morocco says rescues 169 illegal immigrants in Mediterranean

Morocco's coast guards rescued 169 illegal immigrants from Sub-Saharan African countries in the Mediterranean, the Moroccan army said Monday, Xinhua reports.

The immigrants were on board several makeshift inflatable boats which ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea, the army noted.

They were brought safely to the ports of the northern cities of Nador and Ksar-Sghir.

According to the Moroccan Ministry of Interior, 88,761 immigrants were prevented from leaving Morocco in 2018.


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