Over 200 immigrants arrested near Canarys

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13 March 2006, LAS PALMAS — More than 200 people who were trying to enter Spain's Canary Islands illegally from Africa have been detained last weekend.

13 March 2006

LAS PALMAS — More than 200 people who were trying to enter Spain's Canary Islands illegally from Africa have been detained last weekend.

In addition to the 132 illegal immigrants who had arrived on Saturday, 79 others reached the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife on Sunday, bringing the total for the weekend to 211.

A woman and several children were among the immigrants who reached Tenerife on Sunday.

About 100 illegal immigrants arrived in Tenerife between Saturday and Sunday.

Near Fuerteventura Civil Guard patrol boats intercepted two vessels on the high seas carrying a total of 73 male sub-Saharan Africans to the island.

Another group of 38 migrants was aboard a vessel intercepted by the Civil Guard - Spain's militarized police - near the southern coast of Gran Canaria, a Civil Guard spokesman said.

The migrants, all adult males from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, were headed toward the island on a small fibreglass motorboat.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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