Ten babies among intercepted immigrants

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2 August 2005, MADRID – Two boats of illegal immigrants were stopped by police in the south of Spain on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

2 August 2005

MADRID – Two boats of illegal immigrants were stopped by police in the south of Spain on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The first was found on the coast at Cadiz at 10.17pm on Monday. The six-metre makeshift vessel was docking on the beach at La Jabonera in Tarifa when police discovered it.

It contained 29 immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa: three adult men, 16 women and 10 babies.

The Red Cross was called to the beach and took one of the women, who was pregnant and suffering from sickness and hypothermia, to hospital.

The rest of the immigrants were transferred to the asylum-seekers centre Isla de Las Palomas in Tarifa.

On Tuesday, at about 8am, another 24 immigrants were intercepted by police about 20km south of Gualchos-Castell de Ferro, on the Granada coast.

All Moroccan men, the group was taken to a centre in Puerto de Motril.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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