Tunisia aborts illegal immigration

Tunisian security forces at dawn yesterday foiled an attempt to surreptitiously cross the maritime border of Tunisia coming from the coasts of Hawariya located in the country’s province of Nabeul in north-eastern Tunisia, local media has reported.

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The organizers of the operation were on board a rubber boat which departed from the Italian coast, with a plan to return with 11 people passing through, including a girl.

The spokesman of the General Directorate of the Tunisian Maritime Guard (Gendarmerie), Hossam Eddin El-Jabbabli, said that the coast guard units in Hawari detained four people, while the organizer of the secret immigration escaped after jumping into the water.

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