Tangier man arrested for human trafficking to Spain

ARRESTED: Indian man arrested for human trafficking Credit: Shutterstock

An Indian native has been arrested for allegedly organizing the human trafficking of migrants between the Asian continent and Spain, via Morocco.

The accused was living illegally in Tangier, Northern Morocco when his property was raided and he was found to have 16 immigrants living with him. The immigrants were from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and were thought to have paid between 1000 and 7000 dollars to enter Europe.

The illegal tenants will be interviewed to determine the route they took to get to Morocco whilst the Indian man thought to have been responsible for bringing the people to the country will be investigated and presumably tried.

Recent years have seen an increasing number of immigrants from Asia, whilst the bulk of immigrants still original from sub-Saharan regions.

Moroccan authorities report that this year it has deported a total of 30,000 emigrants, whilst in 2018 saw 89,000 cases.

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