2 traffickers of women migrant death boat nabbed

Libyan, Egyptian arrested in deaths of 26 Nigerians

(ANSA) - Salerno, November 6 - Italian police on Monday arrested a Libyan man and an Egyptian man in connection with the deaths of 26 Nigerian women and girls between the ages of 14 and 18 in a shipwreck in the central Mediterranean at the weekend.
    The men, respectively aged 30 and 22, are believed to have skippered the boat. They were among 400 migrants offloaded by Spanish ship Cantabria at Salerno Monday morning, along with the bodies of the dead Nigerian women and girls. The pair, who were identified thanks to testimony from migrants on the boat, have been charged with human trafficking. They were named as Mohamed Ali Al Bouzid, of Egyptian origin, and Al Mabrouc Wisam Harar, a Libyan national.


Change cookie consent