A local member of the Civil Guard in Algercias approached Westmonster, and claimed the Spanish Government has been working with human traffickers to smuggle migrants from the Moroccan coast, “they aren’t taking the people from the middle of the sea, they are going to the Moroccan waters because the migrants take their phones and put their coordinates to Tarifan [human] traffickers.

“Then Tarifan traffickers call to the people of Salvamento Maritimo [Spanish Search and Rescue] and they go over there to the Moroccan seas.”

Westmonster approached both the Spanish Government and centre-right People’s Party for an interview, however, both declined the opportunity.