Libyan coastguard detains 114 African migrants in packed boat
Published 05/06/2014 | 21:28
"We arrested this group of illegal migrants during our daily patrol early this morning," a coastguard official told Reuters as the boat was brought to shore at Gharbouli east of Tripoli.
The area is frequented by human traffickers exploiting the weakness of Libya's state authorities since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
"They (the migrants) are from sub-Saharan countries and most of them are from Senegal," the official added.