21 Algerian immigrants intercepted near Nijar, Almeria province

An inflatable craft carrying 21 Algerians, two of them children, was intercepted on Thursday night about four miles off Punta Polacra in the municipality of Nijar, Almeria.

The small boat, with a 40 hp motor, was detected by the SIVE surveillance system of the Guardia Civil at around 20:00 and the passengers arrived in Almeria port at 22:00.

After being assisted by the Red Cross, the passengers, all in apparent good health, were handed over to the National Police.

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