Egyptian migrant smuggler arrested

Set up Facebook page for asylum seekers

(ANSA) - Ragusa, June 13 - Italian police on Friday arrested the latest in a string of migrant smugglers caught since the start of the Mare Nostrum rescue operation last October.
    The Egyptian is accused of being the pilot of a boat carrying 311 asylum seekers that landed at Pozzallo in Sicily on Wednesday.
    He has reportedly confessed.
    The man and several Syrian associates had set up a Facebook page to get news on crossing the Mediterranean.
    The organisation allegedly got 500,000 euros and the trafficker 6000 from desperate Syrian migrants.


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