Morocco arrests 7 for illegal immigration activities
March 12, 2019 | Brainwave Science
Two Moroccans and five sub-Saharan Africans were arrested on Monday in the Moroccan city of Oujda for their suspected links to illegal immigration networks, the Moroccan police said in a statement. The arrest came after a joint and simultaneous operation by the security authorities in different locations in Oujda, according to the statement. The operation also resulted in the arrest of 81 people for attempted illegal immigration from sub-Saharan Africa, including 26 women and seven children.
In addition, four vehicles used to transport these people, knives, mobile phones and passports belonging to victims of the criminal networks, were seized.
Investigations are underway to determine the national extensions of the criminal networks, reveal they’re possible links outside Morocco and arrest all participants involved.
Ever since 2014, around 600,000 migrants from Africa have reached Europe through Italy. The pay their agents(traffickers) around USD 1200 to be transported to European shores. These trips usually end in tragedy. About 500 migrants died last year trying to reach Europe. 6,894 made it safely and have been officially registered in the immigration system. Traffickers who send illegal immigrants from African countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, etc. also send some terrorists in the guise of asylum seekers or migrants, as well.
Illegal migrants begin their journey from all over Africa. The problem is multi-fold. There is illegal immigration which causes the taxpayer’s money to be used for unforeseen activities. Also, there is a concern of national security as some of the immigrants have terrorism as a motive. The undocumented migrants are hidden away and are forced to commit crimes to feed themselves and repay debt.
If these organizations behind this trafficking are defeated, then not only Europe but also African countries will breathe a sigh of relief. The challenge remains that it is a humongous task to tackle such a complex and spread out a criminal organization which has funding through terror and illegal migration. In the modern world, new security challenges require an innovative solution. Border security agencies are at the forefront of defending their countries against threats originating from outside, be it illegal immigrants or terrorists disguised as asylum seekers.
iCognative by Brainwave Science has developed a mechanism which can help investigative agencies to detect whether certain information related to a crime is concealed or not within the brain of a suspect. If the investigative agencies discover that it is not, then they may move on the next suspect. However, if the mechanism declares that information is present, then they may conduct further focused investigation and interrogation on that subject.
It is a game-changer in the field of forensic science. Border control agencies and Immigration agencies can now carry out screenings and investigations with impeccable precision and reliability. iCognative gives utmost confidence to the interrogators. At the same time, it ensures that the detainees and test subjects are not tortured or put through any inconvenience. iCognative works on the principle that the human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli with a distinct change in electrical activity. Also, the brain cannot lie.
It is a common knowledge that Lie Detector and Polygraph tests are used to identify if a test subject is lying or not based on emotional responses. Unfortunately, the results of these tests are highly subjective and depend heavily on the polygraphist. iCognative removes this subjectivity because the opinions of the test administrator do not play a part in the result.
The iCognative test has no known countermeasures. This means that no false positives or no false negatives will be reported. iCognative does not only help immigration and border control agencies but also law enforcement, counter-terrorism agencies, national security, and human and drug trafficking agencies. There are ample real-life scenario analyses present on all the above categories.
In this case, the 7 arrested persons can be made to take the iCognative test in order to detect if they possess crime-related information or not. Similarly, the 81 arrested persons can also be screened if the agencies suspect the presence of terrorists/sleeper cell members among them. The stimuli in this test can be in the form of pictures, words or phrases. In this case, the arrested persons can be shown details such as known trafficking routes, details of falsified travel documents, pictures and details of known victims, details of other members of the organization, details of persons arrested earlier, etc.
This test can not only help to identify if they possess crime-related information but also to help get clues about which illegal trafficker they might have been helped by. iCognative will also help verify high-value individuals in criminal organizations. If any person among them may have been radicalized or has had terrorist training, then this can be detected by a simple 45-minute iCognative test.
iCognative is applicable to 85-90% of all types of civil or criminal cases. It is highly customizable and portable, and thus it is very easy to get agencies onboard to this extremely useful technology.
The Moroccan agencies must try out the power of iCognative in the interrogation of the 7 arrested persons in order to help solve the issue of illegal immigration which affects people in Africa and Europe altogether.
Main Source: XinhuaNet
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