Seven Tunisians arrested on dinghy heading to Italy

Suspects apprehended in El Hoauria on Cap Bon peninsula

 The Tunisian authorities on Monday arrested seven Tunisian nationals for trying to make the illegal sea crossing to Italy, the interior ministry has said.

The suspects were apprehended on board a dinghy in El Hoauria on the Cap Bon peninsula.

One of the suspects was reportedly wanted by police. The suspects said they had paid approximately 500 Tunisian dinars (less than 250 euros) per head for the failed crossing.


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