Members of alleged people trafficking group arrested by Spanish police

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SPANISH police have arrested 17 members of an alleged people trafficking ring in North Africa.

The arrests took place in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, where a gang were allegedly threatening Moroccan migrants who sought to recover their money after failed attempts to reach Europe.

The group are accused of charging between €1,500 and €4,000 to transport migrants to Spain. 

According to media reports, a hired hitman allegedly threatened those who tried to claim their money back. 

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