Tunisia arrests 10 migrants heading for Italy

The Tunisian coast guard arrested 10 migrants in Cap Zbib (Biserta) on Tuesday as they were preparing to make the journey to Italy, the Tunisian interior ministry has said.

The episode comes on the heels of the arrest of a further seven prospective irregular migrants off the coast of Sfax.

Separately, on Wednesday the Tunisian authorities blocked 10 people aged 17-27 on the coast of Demna (Ras Jebel) as they were about to sset off. The organiser was arrested and the boat confiscated, Tunisian news agency TAP reported.


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