Rescued at sea: 26 migrants in a dangerously overcrowded boat

The dangerously overcrowded boat

OFFICERS of the National Police have detained a 50-year-old Moroccan after a small inflatable boat containing 26 people was intercepted near the coast of Malaga following its journey from Nador in Northwest Morocco.

It is alleged that each of the 26 migrants paid €1,000 to be allowed onto the boat, which was part of an organisation specialising in people smuggling, and when the police interviewed those on board, it became obvious from maps and navigational equipment that the arrested man was actually the ‘skipper’ of the boat and he has now been charged with the crime of aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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