Sfax : 219 illegal immigrants arrested off Kerkennah | Tunisia News Gazette

Sfax : 219 illegal immigrants arrested off Kerkennah

Two hundred and nineteen people were arrested Saturday at dawn 30 km off Kerkennah coast, governorate of Sfax, while they were heading for Italy on board a small craft.

The illegal immigrants included 211 Tunisians (195 men, 11 women and 5 children aged 1 to 9), 7 Ivory Coast nationals, including a woman, and a Cameroonian, the National Defence Ministry said in a press release.

They said they set sail on Friday evening for Italy.

Source: TAP News Agency

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