MM: Identified a smuggler, landing in augusta for the migrants rescued yesterday


The San Marco amphibious ship docked in Augusta at 19:30 today to disembark the 203 migrants rescued yesterday in the waters south of Lampedusa. The migrants on board were identified and photos reported by the staff of the State Police boarded on the same amphibious ship.

After extensive administrative checks carried out in the transit phase towards the port of Augusta, the identity of a man responsible for unlawfully bringing migrants to Italian shores has been ascertained.

The man was handed over to the judicial authorities through the Inter-agency Contrast Group for the Clandestine Immigration (GICIC) as soon as the San Marco ship arrived in port.

The control and detention activity of the manager was carried out in close collaboration with the judicial authority of the Syracuse Public Prosecutor.

Source: Military Navy