Tunisia: Seven People Arrested Over Attempted Illegal Emigration

Tunis/Tunisia — Security units in Moknine, governorate of Monastir, on Thursday arrested six people who were preparing to illegally cross the borders to Europe from the coast of Bekalta, said a statement from the Interior Ministry.

The Ben Arous judicial police also arrested, on Wednesday, a thirty-year-old man from the region who was planning to organise an illegal emigration operation to the Italian coast from the governorate of Bizerte, in exchange for 3 thousand dinars for each person.

The Public Prosecutor's Office has ordered his detention and the continuation of legal proceedings against him, the Interior Ministry said.

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