Despite my problem with the touts literally grabbing me in front of a policeman, he seemed not to care.Even when i approached him all he did was look at me with a i dont care who you are look.Needless to say i was not impressed.
Going into Ceuta from Algiceras is like paradise compared to tangier, where touts and husslers are more common.However dont think this is port is a breeze, many touts come up from teoutan on purpose to beg for money.
I was approached by one who grabbed my arm and kept telling me i was his new best friend, luckily the money was well hidding.However i still gave him a euro to dissaper.He then followed me for 30 minutes until i finialy snapped.Luckily there was a policaman nearby so he got the hint and just left.
Although going to Ceuta from Algericas you do not cross any international border but be prepared for occasional custom control. I (i.e. my passport) was checked twice - at the port in Algeciras and in Ceuta. Some passengers (mainly of moroccan nationality) had checked the luggage. If you go by car be prepared to wait longer before departure and for normal custom control with dogs looking for drugs in the return way.