Thursday, June 09, 2016

Morocco Tightens Security During Ramadan

With the arrival of millions of people during Ramadan, Morocco has strengthened the security apparatus in different border points around the country

There has been a strengthening of security on the northern border, including Melilla and Ceuta. This is done every year during the month of Ramadan, which sees the homecoming of thousands of Moroccans from around the world in order to spend the holy month in the country.

There is particular attention being paid to the border post of Beni Ansar, between Nador and Melilla, where security services have instructions for a drastic control of people from sub-Saharan countries.

Moroccan sources say that strengthening security against terrorist threats to the kingdom has been in place for a while. Since the effective support provided by Morocco to France and Belgium, which has helped thwart attacks, and resulted in the capture of terrorists, the kingdom has become a target. But the professionalism of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations, the Moroccan version of the the FBI, has managed to stop attempts to attack Morocco.

In addition to heightened border security, the newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, reports that strict instructions have been given by the police to all hotels in the country instructing them to to report any suspect.


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