Four babies among group of rescued stowaways

5th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

5 May 2005, MALAGA — At least 99 illegal migrants were intercepted on two boats in the Strait of Gibraltar as they approached the south coast of Spain near the town of Tarifa.

5 May 2005

MALAGA — At least 99 illegal migrants were intercepted on two boats in the Strait of Gibraltar as they approached the south coast of Spain near the town of Tarifa.

Amongst them were four babies and two pregnant minors. Some 71 of them were
from Morocco and the rest from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The boats were spotted by a 100km  radar system along Spain's south coast.

The would-be immigrants were taken to the tiny nearby Island of Las Palomas to await repatriation.
 
Every year, thousands of illegal immigrants from north Africa and the Middle East try to enter the European Union via Italy's long coastline, the Canary Islands and the Strait of Gibraltar.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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