Among the rescued migrants were 11 women and a baby-boy, the source said, adding that the operation was carried out by the Tunisian navy in coordination with the Malta and Roma rescue centres.
The migrants were arrested on board a fortune boat in north-east coasts of Mahdi.
They said they left the seaside of Sidi Mansour, near Mahdia on 6-7 January night aiming to get illegally to the European coasts.
The group was handed over to units of the National Guard at the fishing port of Mahdia, added the statement. – PANA/NAN
– Jan. 12, 2021 @ 9:12 GMT |