The cold weather doesn’t deter the traffickers, another 26 clandestine entrants being intercepted about 41 miles south east of Motril, Granada province.
The Maritime Rescue Service has assisted 19 North African travellers, including a minor, to reach the port of Málaga after their boat was located 30 miles south of the Calaburras lighthouse in Mijas.
Two boats carrying a total of forty clandestine entrants were intercepted in Spanish waters in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A total of 64 illegal immigrants, including 5 children under the age of four years, have arrived in Motril after their small inflatable boat was intercepted five miles south of the Isla de Alborán.
A boat carrying 32 sub-Saharan migrants, 31 males and 1 pregnant female, has arrived in the port of Málaga after being intercepted about 55 miles south of the Málaga coast.
A boat carrying eleven migrants, including a pregnant woman, was intercepted on Friday evening about 16 miles southwest of Tarifa.
Maritime Rescue and Moroccan Navy vessels have intercepted four small inflatable boats in the Strait of Gibraltar with a total of 35 African migrants on board.
Nine women, two men and a baby have been intercepted in a small inflatable dinghy about fifteen miles southwest of Tarifa, Cádiz province.
The Spanish Maritime Rescue and Moroccan Gendarmerie have intercepted two small dinghies as they tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to mainland Spain on Thursday morning.
Maritime Rescue vessels and Moroccan patrol boats have intercepted three small dinghies on Monday morning as they headed across the Strait of Gibraltar towards mainland Spain. There were a total of 27 passengers on board.