Maritime

Libya’s coastguard detains more than 400 immigrants en route to Europe

“Libya’s coastguard has detained more than 400 immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, in its waters in the past two days as they tried to illegally cross to Europe in small boats, Libyan officials said on Thursday. Most of those taken into custody came from Somalia and Eritrea, and a handful were from Ghana and Nigeria. Some are held at a Tripoli police station and are being examined by a United Nations medical team, said the deputy commander of naval operations, Mohammed al Baty.”

Source: Libya’s coastguard detains more than 400 immigrants en route to Europe | Reuters

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