THE Spanish government has drawn up plans to reinforce ports on the
country’s southern coast with around 21,000 police officers ahead of
increased traffic to and from Morocco this summer.
The number of reinforcements is the highest amount set aside for the
police’s annual Operation Crossing the Strait.
The police put on the operation every year when Spanish families
travel by car to Morocco for holidays and when Moroccans arrive in
Spain for the summer.
Around 734,240 vehicles passed through Spanish harbours after arriving
from or departing to the North African country last year, according to
Spain’s Port Authority. The vehicles carried more than 3.2 million