69 sub-Saharans intercepted off the isla de Alborán

A small boat carrying 69 sub-Saharan alternative tourists, with 5 pregnant women and two young children amongst the passengers, was intercepted today about 18 miles from the isla de Alborán.

There were a total of 16 women on board and two children aged 2 years and 4 years. The boat was spotted by a surveillance aircraft and a Maritime Rescue vessel was sent to intercept.

The passengers were taken to the port of Motril, arriving at around 15:30, and were tended by the Red Cross before being handed over to the National Police for processing.

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