Police arrest Indian national suspected of mediating illegal immigration operations

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Policemen arrested on Saturday in Tangier an Indian national, who lives illegally in Morocco, suspected of mediating illegal immigration and human-trafficking operations.

The suspect was arrested in a flat that he was renting and using to shelter 16 would-be illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, national police said in a statement.

Investigations have revealed that the suspect has received from these migrants cash amounts ranging from $1,000 and $7,000 dollars to reach Europe, the source added.

The suspect has been remanded in custody, while investigations are underway to determine all the possible ramifications of this criminal network.

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