Monday, 23/9/2019 | 5:38 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Coastal guards in Zawya arrest 1000 illegal migrants north of Misrata.

Tripoli, - Coastal guard elements of Zawya refinery -western sector - had apprehended eight boats north of Misrata city , with 1000 illegal immigrants on board , from African and Arab nationalities. Spokesman for navy forces colonel "Ayub Qasim" , on Friday , said that the arrest operation took place , when a coastal guard patrol scouted the area north west of Zawya , and were apprehended ten miles north of Misrata city. Colonel Qasim added , that these boats which were carrying "some women" , conked in the sea due to engine failure. Qasim said , that all arrested were moved to coastal guard point in Zawya refinery port , where given humanitarian and health services , then transferred to anti-illegal immigration service in Zawya.

Source: Libyan News Agency

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