Morocco bans import of drones citing risks to security and invasion of privacy

Morocco's Interior Ministry has announced a ban on the import of drones and remote-controlled flying objects in general, citing security concerns.

The statement Wednesday said the ban had taken effect two days earlier and was due to threats to security and property and the invasion of privacy. There have been no reports of drone incidents in the country.

The statement said illegally imported drones will be seized while those purchased before the ban must be authorized. Companies or government institutions requiring a drone must obtain permission.

The order comes as French authorities are investigating a spate of incidents involving drone seen flying over Paris.