Libyan Coastguard Detains 114 African Migrants

“Libyan coastguard detains 114 African migrants in packed boats,” from Reuters (reposted by the Virginia Gazette):

Libya’s coastguard detained 114 African migrants in a packed boat headed for Europe on Thursday, officials said.

Some 43,000 migrants have crossed from North Africa to Italy so far this year, mostly via Libya where a weak central government is struggling to secure its porous land and sea borders.

“We arrested this group of illegal migrants during our daily patrol early this morning,” a coastguard official told Reuters as the boat was brought to shore at Gharbouli east of Tripoli…

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