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28 migrants arrested in Zuwara, west of Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ZUWARA – The Security Department of the western city of Zuwara on on Saturday announced the arrest of 28 migrants who prepared to cross the sea into Europe.

The migrants, who are of African and Asian nationalities, were arrested inside a house in the nearby town of Abu-Kammash, said the department in a statement.

Some of the  migrants have infectious diseases, the statement said, adding that they have been taken to the department to undergo legal procedures before being handed over to competent authorities.

Thousands of  migrants, mostly Africans, choose to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe to escape the chaos that plagued Libya following the 2011 uprising that toppled the late leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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