Coastguards catch 100 stowaways off Canarys

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2 May 2005, MADRID — About 100 stowaway immigrants were detained after trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands by boat.

2 May 2005

MADRID — About 100 stowaway immigrants were detained after trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands by boat.

Two boats, each with about 35 illegal immigrants, were intercepted near the island of Fuerteventura, while officials said a third boat with 32 people was located and brought to the port of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

Most of the illegal immigrants were from sub-Saharan Africa, with four from
Morocco and one from Western Sahara.

The Canary Islands, along with the Straits of Gilbraltar, are the principal ports of entry
for illegal immigrants traveling by sea to Spain.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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