154 illegal immigrants rescued from Sudan-Libya border

Khartoum, June 30 (IANS) Sudanese authorities have rescued 154 illegal immigrants from the Sudan-Libya border, a media report said on Tuesday.

The immigrants were onboard a truck whose driver was planning to smuggle them to a European country across Libya, and the truck broke down near the border area with Libya, Brigadier Mohamed Ibrahim, director of Sudan’s human trafficking control unit, said.

They were rescued by the authorities on Monday.

“The vehicle was found with the immigrants onboard, some of them were in critical health condition,” Ibrahim said.

Sudan has recently been witnessing increasing organised groups indulging in human trafficking and illegal immigration, Xinhua reported.

“We are coordinating with a number of embassies to lessen this crime,” Ibrahim added.

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