Libya’s coastguards intercept and rescue 55 illegal migrants off Zliten shores

Migrants from Niger wait before they are deported by Libyan authorities, in Misrata, Libya, February 19, 2018. [REUTERS]
55 illegal migrants of different nationalities were held on the Mediterranean coast of Libya, said the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday.

Libyan coast guards raided a warehouse in coastal Zliten city and caught 55 illegal immigrants, including four women and six children, the ministry said in a statement.

It added that illegal migrants were preparing to migrate to Europe through the Mediterranean. One human trafficker was also arrested.

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