Alleged human smugglers caught after posting selfie

About 440 migrants, many fleeing Gaza conflict, paid $1 million

(ANSA) - Pozzallo, August 28 - Police were able to arrest seven alleged human smugglers after one of them took a selfie on a boat crammed with more than 440 migrants that arrived in Italy, authorities said Thursday.
    The accused, all Egyptians, were tracked after one posted a photo of the smiling group from their boat crammed with desperate migrants, including about 100 Palestinians fleeing war in Gaza, police said.
    It's believed that it took the smugglers about 13 days to collect enough migrants - who paid a total of $1 million - to stuff full the vessel.


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