Coast Guard units in Mahdia foiled 5 illegal migration operations and intercepted 211 migrants during the night from Saturday to Sunday.
Most of the stopped migrants were from sub-Saharan countries, a source in the local coast guard told TAP.
The Mahdia coastguard also thwarted an irregular migration operation organised by 6 Tunisians and arrested 205 Africans.
The source said during these operations the coastguard confiscated three boat motors used to transport the illegal migrants.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse