Tunisia foils illegal migration attempts to Italy

In two separate operations

07 March, 11:55

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MARCH 7 - Tunisian coast guards have apprehended off Kelibia, in the governorate of Nabeul, 34 migrants aboard a fishing vessel who were trying to reach Italy's coasts, Tunisia's interior ministry said.

    The ministry did not mention the nationality of the migrants, who were arrested and indicted on attempted illegal emigration charges.

    The interior ministry said an additional nine people were arrested by authorities as they were trying to reach the commercial port of La Goulette to take part in an illegal migration operation. (ANSAmed)
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