The European Parliament passed a resolution, tabled by Madrid, rejecting “Morocco’s use of border control and migration, and unaccompanied minors in particular, as political pressure against Spain.”
More than 8,000 migrants from Morocco swam or used small inflatable boats to cross into Spain's Ceuta territory between Monday and Wednesday, raising tensions between Madrid and Rabat.
Relations between the two countries go into a tailspin after Spain decides to help the leader of a group that Morocco has designated as terrorist.
The move comes after more than 6,000 migrants swam from the North African country into Spanish enclave of Ceuta, deepening a diplomatic spat between Rabat and Madrid.
At least 5,000 migrants reached the enclave by swimming or walking at low tide from beaches in neighbouring Morocco, says local government spokesperson.
The national law enforcement agency said investigators found evidence that 11 speed boats carried a total of 269 people and more than 10,000 kilograms of hashish.
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