Dangerous Pursuits

Migrants are now coming to Morocco from as far away as India, hoping to try their luck at crossing over to Europe.

In the latest incident, nine Indian migrants have been arrested in Ouled Settout near the northern Moroccan city of Nador, police said Tuesday.

The Indians were attempting to reach the nearby Spanish enclave of Melilla in order to cross over to mainland Spain.

Police recently held 70 people on charges of belonging to a criminal ring that brought Indians and Pakistanis through western African and Gulf countries to Morocco, which they were using as a gateway to the West.