Spain has announced the deployment of special police forces to control illegal migration across its border.
According to the Nation’s officials, a record-high 6,000 migrants had reached the Ceuta enclave from Morocco; with more than 1,000 being reported as minors.
Disturbing reports also claim that majority of recent migrants had crossed at low tide while others had gone around the bordering fence.
It is not the first time the European country has had to battle undocumented migration from their neighbouring African country. However, recent movements into its border has seen about 80,000 people dwell in the Ceuta enclave, while the figures at Melilla has also grown in recent times.
Earlier, Moroccan security forces had fired tear gas to disperse migrants at the border fence, with 86 sub-Saharn Africans having crossed the border in Melilla on Tuesday.
Spain’s Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska also stated that 200 troops, with 200 extra police were going to assist Ceuta’s normal 1,100-strong border force.