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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Libya Coast Guard foil attempt to traffic 127 illegal African migrants to Europe


The General Staff Coast Guard, in cooperation with Zuwara Security Chamber on Tuesday, March 15, foiled an attempt to sail an inflatable boat filled with 127 illegal African immigrants of different nationalities from the Libyan coast, Sabratha beach, to Europe. The Coast Guard staff acting on intelligence coming from the operations apparatus of the Coast Guard and the ports security department in Zuwara, managed to intercept the boat at 10 miles to the northeast of Zuwara city.

 The immigrants and the boat were taken to the port where they given medical check up by the Libyan Red Crescent, Zuwara branch. They were later sent to the Passports Investigation Center.

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