The Royal Moroccan Navy intercepted, on December 4, during an assistance mission at sea, southwest of Dakhla, a canoe with 42 sub-Saharan potential illegal migrants on board.
According to a press release by the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the canoe set sail from the Mauritanian coast on December 2 and intended to reach the Canary Islands.
The rescued people received the necessary first aid on board before they were transported to the port of Dakhla and turned over to the Royal Gendarmerie for the standard administrative procedures.
It should be recalled that the Royal Moroccan Navy and coastal surveillance units rescued, on November 26, 142 kilometers northwest of Tan-Tan, a boat carrying 56 illegal migrants, including 55 sub-Saharans and one Cuban.
According to military sources, the rescued people, who were headed for the Canary Islands, received the necessary first aid on board, before being safely transported to the port of Tan-Tan, where they were turned over to the Royal Gendarmerie for the standard administrative procedures.