The security services of Laâyoune have aborted during the last four days several attempts at illegal immigration and arrested a total of 188 candidates leaving for the Canary Islands.
Thus, 39 candidates for irregular emigration, including 09 women, were arrested Monday while they were watching for the right moment to cross to the Canary Islands, we learned from local authorities.
This operation resulted in the seizure of several air chambers used as lifebuoys.
The local authorities and the security services thwarted, on Tuesday in the south-east of the port of Laâyoune, another attempt to leave for Spain, allowing the interception of 65 individuals, including 10 women and 03 children, he said. we added from the same sources.
The next day, 52 migrants were intercepted in Laâyoune as they were preparing to set sail, and 32 others on Friday during an operation which led to the seizure of 17 inner tubes and 07 lifebuoys.
Hundreds of candidates for irregular immigration to the Canary Islands, mostly sub-Saharan citizens, have been arrested in recent weeks in the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region, thanks to the strengthening of the control system by the various security services and local authorities.