Illegals intercepted near Carboneras, Almeria

Guardia Civil and Marine Rescue officers have intercepted a small boat carrying 24 illegal immigrants, including a pregnant woman, as it headed for the Spanish coast near Carboneras, Almeria province.

The boat was first detected by the SIVE surveillance system and a Guardia Civil helicopter and was intercepted about five miles off Carboneras.

The passengers, all North African and in apparent good health, were taken to Almeria port.

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