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Italy arrests man for smuggling migrants to France

A man has been arrested by Italian police for allegedly smuggling migrants into France.

 

The 37-year-old, a resident of Nice, was arrested in Breil-sur-Roya, a French mountain hamlet close to the border, after being caught carrying eight Eritreans, including three women and two children, in his Citroen van, Italian police said in a statement on Wednesday.

The alleged people-smuggler was followed by police from Ventimiglia, an Italian border town which has become a migrant bottleneck.

Police said the man was already known to police in the area for his involvement with “no border” activist groups.

His arrest follows that of a Tunisian citizen, who was caught smuggling 28 migrants across the border, on July 13th.

 

Tensions over the migrant situation have grown at the border in recent weeks.

 

Source: The Local

 

 

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