The Spanish government decided to mobilize the army after an unprecedented number of illegal migrants arrived in the autonomous city of Ceuta, located on the northern coast of Africa, TASS repored referring to Europa Press.

According to him, over 5,000 people, among whom about 1,500 are minors, entered Ceuta from Morocco by swimming per day. 

The number of migrants arriving during the day was a record high for Spain. As a result, the authorities of the Iberian kingdom decided to mobilize the army to support the government delegation in the autonomous city against the background of the current situation.

Also in the area of ​​arrival of illegal immigrants, it was decided to strengthen the presence of employees of the Civil Guard and the police.

According to some estimates, the number of migrants from Morocco who entered Ceuta may approach 9,000.