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Spate of Algerian migrant arrivals hits Spanish coast

Published on July 31, 2008

31 July 2008

MADRID – The number of clandestine migrants travelling between Algeria and Spain’s southeast coast has surged in recent days, coinciding good weather conditions in the 200 kilometres of sea that separate the two countries.  

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 91 Algerians were detained in Murcia and Alicante, all of them thought to have arrived aboard 10 small boats.

The occupants of six of the vessels were intercepted off Murcia on Tuesday, though the people aboard a seventh boat made it to shore. Three more vessels made it to land in Alicante on Wednesday.

[El Pais / Expatica]