People smuggler arrested

The National Police have identified and arrested a people smuggler who was trying to traffic nine people to Spain in his boat. Each of the passengers, all from Algeria, are believed to have paid the man €1,500 apiece. The investigation started after the coastguard rescued the Algerians from the boat some nine nautical miles off the coast of the Cabo de Gata. Officers interviewed the men and quickly identified the alleged captain of the boat. Continue reading People smuggler arrested