Group of people planning illegal emigration arrested in Sousse and Sfax (Interior)
07/12/2017 22:02, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Units of the Sousse Maritime Guard intercepted a boat off the region on Wednesday night, carrying five people attempting to migrate illegally to Italy.

They were in possession of foreign currency, according to a statement from the Ministry of the Interior.

In addition, a coastguard patrol in Sfax arrested four people of different nationalities as they tried to reach Europe from the coast.

The Prosecutor’s Office ordered the National Guard units to take all necessary legal measures against these individuals, the same source said.

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