At around 1615hrs hours on Wednesday 18th July Royal Gibraltar Police officers arrested two persons, believed to be Moroccan nationals, for immigration offences. They had been seen landing off a vessel at the reclamation area between Eastern Beach and Catalan Bay by HM Customs officers and were initially detained by HM Customs officers at the southern
end of Eastern Beach.

Photo of vessel used

The two individuals aged 26 and 22 years respectively were charged with the offence of being a non-Gibraltarian found in Gibraltar without a valid permit or certificate and appeared at the Magistrates’ Court this morning. They both
pleaded guilty to the offence, for which they were conditionally discharged. They were then remanded in Custody pending their removal from Gibraltar.

Two other individuals believed to have been aboard the vessel made good
their escape. Investigations continue into the whereabouts of the two men.