King of Morocco's yacht was mistaken for a smuggling vessel


An unpleasant incident took place last days off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Police mistook the yacht of the King of Morocco for one of the smugglers, presumably carrying drugs.

Mohammed IV was relaxing on the water with his entourage, but the peace of the monarch was broken: the boat approached the Spanish authorities patrol boats and law enforcement officers asked the people on board to show documents and report the purpose of going to sea.

When the police identified the crowned person, the incident was over, but Mohammed IV called the King of Spain to complain. In his opinion, «police had not shown enough respect». The Chief of Staff of the Spanish National Guard was hastily notified, and he personally arrived at the monarch's yacht to apologize.