"Very large": civil guards rescue dozens of children who arrived in Ceuta by sea

Diario de Avisos and Europa Press

More than 8,000 people have arrived, irregularly, in the last 24 hours in Ceuta from Morocco. They have done it by sea. Many of them with family and children. An image that has gone viral on social networks and that goes around the world. Above all, the rescue of dozens of children by Civil Guard agents. A work carried out by these agents to save the lives of these minors.

An unprecedented migration crisis to which the Ministry of the Interior has responded by processing the return of some 4,000 immigrants, about half of those who have arrived in the autonomous city. In addition, it has enabled a 24-hour management system to streamline these procedures and a new increase in police officers in the area.

The department headed by Fernando Grande-Marlaska, which has traveled to Ceuta, as well as the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who has announced that “the means of the State Security Forces and Bodies will be strengthened even more.” in this Spanish city.

Specifically, in addition to the aforementioned reinforcement of 200 troops, 150 National Police officers and 50 from the Civil Guard, another 50 from the Armed Institute will be deployed. Army soldiers from the Army have been deployed in the area since last night.

Interior has indicated that, in addition, another 150 agents of the Police Intervention Unit (UIP) of the National Police, known as ‘riot police’, “are on alert in case their transfer and deployment in Ceuta were necessary.”

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