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Organiser of migrant boat hit by navy confesses

Nov 4, 2020, 12:46 PM

The conveyor of the Senegalese migrant boat hit by the Senegalese navy has confessed that he organised three trips for migrants last year which were all successful.

"I organised three trips last year," he said. Guèye, after being transported to Dakar, confessed to the crimes he had committed, L’Observateur reports, as he revealed that he had successfully organised three trips to Spain ..."

In July this year, a joint security operation headed by operatives of The Gambia State Intelligence Services (SIS) made a major breakthrough in arresting top irregular migration organisers, who were also Senegalese. 

The Gambian security officials had monitored the activities of the network for months and were eventually arrested after they made contacts with some young people who were to embark on the dangerous route to Europe in search of greener pasture. Each of the youth was requested to pay D45, 000 for the ‘backway’ trip on their boat.

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