Published: November 11, 2019
(MENAFN) On Thursday, as many as 39 undocumented migrants were detained in the western Libyan city of Zuwara, the city's security department emphasized.
The department affirmed in a statement on late Thursday, "After receiving information about a site in eastern Zuwara suspected to be used to gather illegal immigrants, a patrol was immediately assigned to the scene. Upon arrival, 39 illegal immigrants of Bangladeshi nationality were found".
The statement stated that the rounded up illegal migrants were sent to a shelter.
Thousands of undocumented migrants choose to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe from Libya although the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has repeatedly affirmed that Libya is not a safe port because of its worsening security circumstances.