Several illegal migration attempts thwarted (Ministry of Interior)
25/06/2019 21:24, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - A National Guard patrol in Sfax governorate arrested 25 people of different nationalities, including 10 women and two children in a house in the region. They were about to illegally cross the maritime borders from the islands Kerkennah, the Ministry of the Interior said on Tuesday.

The Public Prosecutor has ordered a legal action against them.

On the same day, the Nabeul National Guard inspection team arrested two people aged 27 and 33 on the coast of Korba town.

It seized an inflatable boat, full plastic fuel containers, two marine engines, a compass and 12 lifebuoys.

The illegal migrants were detained on the instructions of the Public Prosecutor's Office before taking legal action against them.

The Interior Ministry also said in a second statement that a patrol of border guards in Fériana, Governorate of Kasserine, arrested 6 people who had crossed the Algerian border to Tunisian territory.

The Public Prosecutor ordered the initiation of legal proceedings against them for "illegal entry into Tunisian territory".

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