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GNA Interior Ministry says 55 migrants detained in Zliten warehouse




Alwasat - Cairo Sun 02 Aug 2020, 01:17 PM
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The Ministry of Interior for Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Sunday, the arrest of 55 migrants of different nationalities in the city of Zliten, indicating they also arrested a Libyan citizen involved in coordinating the migration process.

The ministry said, in a press release, that among the immigrants were four women and six people under the age of eighteen, noting that the Libyan person "transported two dead bodies, as are result of malnutrition in the warehouse used to house the migrants."

According to the Anti-Smuggling and Maritime Operations Unit in Zliten, they received infromation that there were a number of migrants present in a warehouse, ready to be transported to the coast of the city.

The Ministry of Interior added that a raid was conducted and the detainees were transfered to the unit’s headquarters for humanitarian and medical assistance in cooperation with the Zliten Security Directorate and the ambulance service.

GNA Interior Ministry says 55 migrants detained in Zliten warehouse
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