September 20, 2018
An MP for Rennes has proposed to bring over police officers from Morocco to help identify and deal with underage migrants who have formed criminal gangs operating in the French city.
The proposal is being spearheaded by French MP for Ille-et-Vilaine Mustapha Laabid, a member of President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche! (LREM/The Republic on the Move), who says the Moroccan police could greatly aid the work of local police forces, Ouest France reports .
According to Mr Laabid, the new proposal would “approach the reception of foreign minors isolated in France differently. In particular, we are working with Morocco to ensure that the experimentation taking place in Paris can be extended to Rennes and elsewhere.”
A similar project was approved  in Paris earlier this year after the French and Moroccan governments came to an agreement on more intensive cooperation on tackling Moroccan gangs operating in the country.
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