Spain to conduct DNA testing on immigrants to stop illegal human trafficking
MADRID - Anatolia News Agency
Hürriyet photoMelilla, a Spanish territory on the north coast of Morocco, has decided to begin DNA testing on immigrants in a bid to put a stop to widespread illegal human trafficking in the area.
Spanish authorities decided to implement the new testing on every immigrant illegally entering the territory following suspicions that several families were carrying children that were not theirs.
Spain's University of Granada is voluntarily assuming most of the costs of the DNA testing, accepting only a modest contribution from Madrid due to crisis-hit Spain's economic situation.
Some 205 of 88 families will be subjected to the DNA test at the start of the year at the CETI social center in Melilla, according to reports.