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50 sub-Saharan migrants rescued, 28 organisers and middlemen arrested

Tunis: Coastguard units in the centre have thwarted three illegal sea border crossings and rescued 50 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, the Directorate General of the National Guard said Monday.

Another 28 suspects, including organisers and middlemen, were arrested by National Guard units in Sfax. Metal boats, outboard motors and a quantity of fuel were seized, the statement said, adding the Public Prosecutor authorised the necessary measures to be taken against them.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse