The Ceuta border fence: Benzú
The Ceuta border fence is a border barrier between Morocco and the Spanish city of Ceuta. Constructed by Spain, its stated purpose is to stop irregular immigration, in other words, to stop people from Africa or other continents who are looking forward to improving their standard of living in Europe. Achieving this goal is not easy for them as the fence consists of parallel 6 meter fences topped with barbed wire , with regular watchposts and a road running between them to accommodate police patrols or ambulance service in case of need. Underground cables connect spotlights, noise and movement sensors, and video cameras to a central control booth; dozens of Guard ships and patrol boats check the coast, while 621 Guardia Civil officers and 548 police officers control the shore.
Benzú is one of the border crossing points in Ceuta. Benzú is a small settlement within the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta. The town has the last beach before the border and the small community of Beliones in the Moroccan region of Tangier-Tetouan. From this area the nearby mountain of Jebel Musa, which is known locally as the "Dead Woman" as the profile of the mountain is of a similar shape to a woman lying down, can be seen.
Despite its proximity to Ceuta people from Beliones need a visa to cross the border. Benzú border crossing point is usually closed.
These photos were taken in April 2018 and show Benzú border crossing point and surroundings.