Italy Finds 75 Migrants on Bulgarian-Flagged Yacht, Arrests Three Ukrainian SmugglersEU | May 25, 2015, Monday // 20:18| views
The Italian authorities have intercepted a Bulgarian-flagged yacht carrying 75 migrants four miles off the town of Tricase, Salento region, the Italian newspaper La Pepubblica has reported.
The migrants – 58 men, seven women and 10 children – were probably nationals of Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, the newspaper reported on Sunday.
Three people traffickers, all of them Ukrainians, have been arrested.
The vessel, first spotted by a plane of Frontex, the EU’s external border control agency, was intercepted by an Italian Coast Guard patrol boat.
The migrants were taken to a refugee centre in Otranto, according to the Italian newspaper.
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