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Video: Algerian tries to enter Spain by clinging onto ferry

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Spanish police have arrested an Algerian who tried to enter Spain by clinging on to the back of a ferry, Britain’s Daily Mail reported.

The 48-year-old climbed onto the ferry in Tangiers, Morocco, and clung on for more than two hours.

Spanish police have taken him to an immigration detention center.

Every day, illegal immigrants from North Africa try to reach Spain on inflatable dinghies or other makeshift boats.

Many others make the journey by land, hoping to cross the border into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in northern Morocco.

Some of these attempts result in violence and death.

In April, 11 migrants trying to reach Europe died after their inflatable boat capsized off northern Morocco.

In the same month, nine people were injured when 150 - 200 immigrants stormed the Melilla border fence.