Illegal migration to Spain dropped drastically in 2022
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The number of migrants arriving in Spain fell by more than 25% last year A total of 31,219 irregular immigrants arrived in Spain..

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Body of shipwrecked migrant pulled from the sea in Cabo de Palos
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The deceased is believed to have been forced out of a boat off the coast of Cartagena The lifeless body of a middle-aged man..

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Bodies of 3 migrants found on Calblanque beach in Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The deceased are thought to have been aboard a boat that sunk off Cabo de Palos in the Murcia Region The bodies of three men..

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28 Moroccans flee through Barcelona airport after faking medical emergency on flight
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - One passenger pretended to be pregnant to force the pilot to make an emergency landing in Spain A plane carrying 228 passengers..

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Migrant drowns after trying to swim into Ceuta
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The man tried to swim into the Spanish city from Morocco this morning In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday December..

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Paragliding immigrant crosses the border from Morocco into Spain
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - It’s the first time this inventive method has been used for illegal entry to Spain For the first time ever, a migrant has..

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Migrants rescued in Canary Islands after 11 days on the rudder of an oil tanker
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The stowaways miraculously survived the terrifying journey from Africa to Spain Three African migrants have been rescued by..

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Spanish Interior Minister refuses to answer European Parliament questions on Melilla massacre
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - The minister wants to wait until current investigations into the massacre are completed in Spain before offering “more complete information..

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Melilla massacre: BBC report sheds new light on fatal storming of Spain-Morocco border
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - 23 sub-Saharan Africans died when 1,500 Moroccans tried to enter Spain in June 2022 For months, investigations and issues related..

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Woman gives birth to healthy baby boy aboard migrant boat off the coast of Almeria
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - Around 200 people aboard several pateras (small boats) arrived on the shores of the Andalusia province last weekend A healthy..

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Controversial Cartagena migrant centre runs into more issues
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - Migrants were forced to transfer into police vehicles in the middle of a Cartagena street The already contentious Temporary..

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Police dismantle Albanian people-smuggling gang taking migrants to UK via Spain
ARCHIVED ARTICLE - Seven smugglers have been arrested and will face trial in Spain In a complicated cross-border operation, the Spanish and UK..

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Dead body spotted in the Cabo de Palos Marine Reserve
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The corpse was reported floating in the water this morning by a local diving club The lifeless body of a person was found this..

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Aguilas requests police reinforcement to deal with increased number of migrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The town on Murcia’s south coast say their Guardia Civil can’t cope with the workload of so many migrant boats arriving The..

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Murcia police completely overwhelmed by biggest influx of migrants this summer
ARCHIVED ARTICLE It’s hoped that the new CATE migrant reception centre in Cartagena will ease the pressure An unprecedented influx of migrant..

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24 migrant minors arrive by boat to the Region of Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Another 8 migrant children were expected in Murcia in the early hours of Monday The number of migrant boats arriving on the Murcian..

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Beachgoers in Mazarron help police intercept three human traffickers
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Police managed to catch the drivers of the small boat thanks to descriptions by witnesses on the Mazarrón beach Three people..

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What we know about the dead bodies found on the Murcia-Alicante coast
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Seven bodies have been pulled from the water in the last 48 hours, and a further nine may still be missing The bodies of seven..

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More corpses turn up on Mediterranean coast, including a four-year-old boy
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Up to seven bodies may have been found on the Murcia and Alicante coastlines in the last few hours The Salvamento Marítimo..

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Migrants rescued off Murcia coast living in squalor, according to Police
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The filthy facilities at the Cartagena Escombreras port have been reported to the authorities The National Police in Cartagena..

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56 migrants rescued off the coasts of Aguilas and Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The boats were intercepted off the Murcia coast carrying men, women and children Five boats carrying a total of 56 Algerian migrants..

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8 migrant boats intercepted off coast of Murcia in last 48 hours
ARCHIVED ARTICLE A total of 89 irregular immigrants have been rescued trying to illegally dock in Murcia Since Wednesday July 20, the Guardia..

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500 migrants storm Spain-Morocco border in Melilla
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The mass crossing is the first since Spain and Morocco resolved a diplomatic spat over Western Sahara Around 500 migrants have..

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7 boat skippers arrested for bringing 200 migrants from Algeria to Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The migrants undertook the treacherous journey to Murcia in tiny, ill-equipped boats The National Police in the Region of Murcia..

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Four dead, including one child, as migrant boat sinks off Murcia coast
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The child was rescued by Murcia emergency services but died of hypothermia a short time later At least four people, including..

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Andalucia court slashes jail terms for two immigrant skippers because the boats were deemed safe
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The captains of two small 'pateras' have been given lighter sentences in Almeria following a high court ruling Two human traffickers..

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30 migrants rescued off the coast of Malaga
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Men, women and one child were aboard the dingy headed for Andalucía Maritime emergency services rescued a total of 30 irregular..

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At least 44 migrants drown off the coast of the Canary Islands
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Only twelve of the immigrants on board survived the deadly voyage to Spain At least 44 irregular immigrants have drowned after..

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Fewer migrants arriving in small boats to Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Even as illegal migration journeys drop, sea rescue services have acquired a new boat to save shipwrecked passengers but the migrant..

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Migrant boat sinks off Gran Canaria leaving 24 people missing
ARCHIVED ARTICLE 36 people were rescued and one lifeless body pulled from the sea off the coast of Spain A boat has sunk in the Atlantic waters..

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Three migrant boats carrying 30 people intercepted in Murcia in 48 hours
ARCHIVED ARTICLE All of the migrants found off the Murcia coast were from Algeria The Guardia Civil in the Region of Murcia intercepted a total..

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1 in 5 migrant deaths occur en route to the Canary Islands
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The journey to Spain has become one of the most treacherous in the world for immigrants The option of several different maritime..

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Children amongst illegal immigrants crammed in filthy Alicante flats by criminal network
ARCHIVED ARTICLE A total of 17 people, including two minors, were found in dangerous and unhygienic conditions in flats in Alicante The National..

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Around 25,000 Ukrainian refugees have already arrived in Spain
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Only 10,000 refugees have thus far registered with the authorities in Spain Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, some..

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Spain to resume repatriation flights for Moroccan immigrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The flights from the Canary Islands were stopped almost a year ago due to Covid After almost a year of non-operation, the Spanish..

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Spanish police accused of brutality in Melilla after video shows them pepper-spraying an unarmed boy
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The government has defended police officers, saying they used “proportionate” force against violent attackers Spain’s Interior..

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Police break up Murcia gang that sold fake employment contracts to illegal migrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The criminal network charged up to 7,000 euros to vulnerable foreigners who needed to regularise their situation in Spain Spanish..

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Spain-Morocco border in Melilla experiences its biggest illegal crossing attempt ever
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Nearly 500 African migrants jumped the fence into Spain yesterday, and used “extreme violence” against police Around 2,500..

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Irregular immigrant skippers arrested following high-speed sea chase in Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The two men allegedly disembarked 27 people off the coast of the Region of Murcia before trying to escape Two skippers accused..

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Some 1,700 girls at risk of genital mutilation in Andalusia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Nationally, almost 4,000 females are estimated to be in danger across Spain Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to “all..

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Immigrant minor arrested for 12 homicides in Alicante
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Only five of the 17 boat passengers survived the trip from North Africa to Spain Officers of the Alicante National Police have..

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Cartagena tribute to migrants who died at sea
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Last year, 6,771 people disappeared in the Mediterranean while trying to cross illegally Dozens of people gathered in the port..

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Police investigation after five bodies wash up on Malaga coastline in a week
ARCHIVED ARTICLE One of the hypotheses is that the deceased were irregular migrants travelling in a small boat destined for the Costa del Sol..

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Boat captain jailed for death of migrant baby in Spain
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The child and a woman drowned as their illegal boat was approaching the Canary Islands from Morocco A Moroccan man has been..

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Spain registers highest number of irregular migrants since 2019
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Some 1,600 immigrants have illegally arrived in Spain in the first 15 days of this year A total of 1,604 migrants have arrived..

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11 arrested for irregular migrant smuggling on Murcia coast over Christmas
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The accused reportedly captained several immigrant boats travelling to the Region of Murcia National Police officers made 11..

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Unseasonably calm seas help 147 migrants land in Murcia over the New Year
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Human traffickers use New Year low period to land seven boats in Murcia since last Thursday A new boat with 10 Algerian migrants..

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Thirteen officers injured as migrants storm Melilla border
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Guardia Civil agents were attacked with rocks and sticks as they protected the Spanish border Several Guardia Civil agents were..

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Fourteen immigrants in close contact with Covid released in Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The migrants were released as no adequate quarantine facility was arranged for them The regional government in Murcia has come..

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Bail denied for two latest escaped Palma de Mallorca immigrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE So far, 21 of the 25 escaped migrants have been caught The National Police and Guardia Civil have arrested two young Moroccans..

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Nine arrested in Los Alcazares immigrant exploitation scandal
ARCHIVED ARTICLE A Los Alcázares company is accused of exploiting immigrants who were residing illegally in the Region of Murcia Officers from..

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Minor investigated for illegal immigration for first time in Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The teenager was first detained in the Region of Murcia last year A minor is being investigated in relation to facilitating illegal..

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Three migrants who escaped from Mallorca airport arrested
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Two other men have been detained for helping to hide the fugitive migrants The National Police and Guardia Civil in Mallorca..

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Man arrested after transporting Syrians into Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The suspect has been arrested after a dozen immigrants attempted to enter the Region of Murcia on Saturday A man has been arrested..

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Lebanese passengers request asylum on Barcelona flight
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The asylum seekers were travelling from Egypt and had a stop-over in Spain There was chaos in Barcelona on Monday November 15..

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Traffickers arrested for offering migrants transport to France and dumping them in Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Once their fee was paid, the immigrants were abandoned in Murcia Officers from the National Police in Murcia have arrested two..

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Mallorca police uncover Facebook plot of Palma airport migrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Dozens of migrants fled Palma de Mallorca airport after the plane was grounded over a fake medical emergency Police in Mallorca..

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False emergency landing at Palma results in dozens of migrants fleeing
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The Palma de Mallorca airport has been reopened after chaos of escaped passengers Spanish Police were left baffled on Friday..

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Migrant trafficking gang between Spain and France dismantled
ARCHIVED ARTICLE An estimated 60 illegal immigrants crossed the border from Spain in the last two months The Guardia Civil in Spain, in collaboration..

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Migrant child dies of hypothermia off the coast of Spain
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The immigrants had been at sea on their way to Spain for almost two weeks One of the six children rescued from a migrant boat..

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Nine boats carrying irregular immigrants reach Alicante coast in three days
ARCHIVED ARTICLE A total of 107 people were onboard the pateras intercepted on the Costa Blanca, including eight children Thirteen irregular immigrants..

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Criticism over how irregular immigration is handled in Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Migrants in Cartagena and Murcia are held for 72 hours after which they are offered a place in a reception programme After an..

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Hundreds of immigrants flocked to Spain over the weekend
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The coasts of Andalucía, Valencia and Murcia have been inundated with irregular immigrants It’s been a tragic weekend for..

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Migrant mother gives birth to twins off coast of Gran Canaria
ARCHIVED ARTICLE One of the babies had sadly died before the migrants were rescued off Spain’s Canary Islands Sadly, incidents involving irregular..

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Two members of immigration mafia arrested in Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The men used a stolen boat to transport over 30 irregular immigrants to Cartagena, Murcia Two men, aged 25 and 33, have been..

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Family arrested in Seville for exploiting migrant workers
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Up to 32 immigrants were being forced to work in inhumane conditions by the Andalucía family A criminal family-run organisation..

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Illegal immigration in Spain grows by 51 per cent in 2021
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The vast majority of migrants arriving in Spain have headed for the Canary Islands The Ministry of the Interior has published..

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More than 200 irregular immigrants reach Murcia in two days
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The Region of Murcia saw 123 arrivals on Monday and 85 on Tuesday, in over ten different boats Similar to the mass arrival of..

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Coordinated attack sees seven migrant boats arrive in Almeria in under 12 hours
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Andalucía authorities were overwhelmed as boats reached three Almería municipalities almost simultaneously on Monday The influx..

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Pregnant women and children amongst 81 immigrants who reached Alicante coast overnight
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Five pateras made it to different points in Benidorm and Santa Pola in Alicante province Eleven children incuding three babies..

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Ceuta creates working group to legally repatriate underage migrants
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The process of returning the children to Morocco was halted in August amid concerns over the legality of the action The Spanish..

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Eight bodies wash up on Almeria coast in 72 hours
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The deceased are believed to be immigrants who died trying to reach Andalucía Andalucía authorities have confirmed that eight..

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Three immigrant boats reach Cabo de Palos and Aguilas
ARCHIVED ARTICLE 43 irregular migrants in total reached the shores of the Region of Murcia On Saturday September 18, two pateras (migrant boats..

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Seven arrested for transporting irregular migrants to the Region of Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Criminal gangs are responsible for the endless stream of immigrants reaching Murcia The Policía Nacional have made a series..

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Spain and Morocco prevent large group of migrants from entering Melilla
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Both nations worked together to deter more than 100 people from illegally entering Spain Spanish and Moroccan security forces..

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Six men arrested in Murcia for bringing illegal migrants from Africa
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Police have taken down part of an organised human trafficking ring in the Murcia region Six men have been arrested in the Region..

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57 irregular immigrants intercepted in Alicante waters
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Five pateras reached the coast of Alicante province in the Marina Baixa and Vega Baja areas at the weekend Maritime Rescue services..

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One migrant dead and another injured after attempting to climb up rocky cliff in Almeria
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The rocky area in Carboneras, Andalucía, was inaccessible to the Maritime Rescue boat and firefighters had to be called in Civil..

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16 irregular immigrants spotted off Alicante coast
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The migrants have since been taken to the San Gabriel port in Alicante and are all said to be in good health An immigrant boat..

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Almost 200 immigrants reach Cadiz and Almeria in one weekend
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Amongst the 182 migrants who arrived in Andalucía since Friday are two men who tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable..

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155 illegal migrants reach Murcia this weekend and one corpse recovered
ARCHIVED ARTICLE A total of 13 boats were intercepted off the Murcian coastline The endless drip-drip of illegal immigrants entering Spain via..

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12 arrested for organising irregular immigrant boats to Cadiz
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The authorities in Andalucía have arrested the captains of different boats caught attempting to reach the Costa del Sol As a..

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11 Moroccan minors rescued from migrant boat in Granada
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Immigrants continue to risk their lives attempting to reach the Andalucía coast Yet another migrant boat has been intercepted..

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Three people rescued from kayak after sailing towards the Strait of Gibraltar
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The three men were picked up by maritime workers and returned to Ceuta The Spanish Maritime Rescue services have rescued three..

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More than 130 migrants have arrived illegally in Spain so far this week
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Several of the irregular immigrants intercepted yesterday had to be rescued from the water Over 130 illegal immigrants have arrived..

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Migrant boat reaches coast of Albir
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The patera was intercepted close to the landmark lighthouse in the Marina Baixa area of Alicante province Attempts to reach Alicante..

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Impressive use of police resource; officers intercept 2 tons of hashish whilst rescuing illegal immigrants at sea
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The drugs were discovered as the Maritime Service rescued a group of irregular immigrants from the Region’s waters An impressive..

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Four migrant boats intercepted off the coast of Murcia this weekend
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Those rescued included men, women and children all reportedly of Algerian origin As the calm, clear weather continues in the..

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Guardia Civil officer injured in migrant assault on Ceuta border fence
ARCHIVED ARTICLE 5 of the 50 would-be migrants succeeded in crossing from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta Another mass assault was launched..

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11 immigrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The migrants were safely taken to shore in Cádiz, Andalucía Desperate attempts to reach Spain by African migrants continue..

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Tragedy in the Atlantic as 47 migrants die en route to the Canaries
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Only seven of the 54 people who set sail on August 3 were picked up alive by Mauritanian coastguards Seldom have the topics of..

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Seven arrested for exploiting illegal immigrants in the Murcia Region
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Two separate inspections of the fruit and vegetable company uncovered 27 foreign employees Agents of the National Police have..

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57 African migrants storm border fence of Spanish enclave of Melilla
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The latest entrants are the largest group to enter Melilla in almost a month The topic of illegal immigration is never far from..

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Three more migrant boats intercepted off the coast of Murcia
ARCHIVED ARTICLE All of the irregular immigrants are reported to be of Algerian nationality The Guardia Civil intercepted a further three boats..

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Ceuta courts halt repatriation of Moroccan migrants aged under 18
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Setback for the Spanish government as the controversial deportations from Ceuta are suspended for 72 hours A court in Spain’..

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Another 64 irregular immigrants land in Murcia over the weekend
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Three minors were among the migrants intercepted off the Region’s coast Sixty-four people have been rescued from illegal migrant..

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Immigrant boat with five people aboard intercepted off Alicante coast
ARCHIVED ARTICLE Three other immigrant boats were also spotted in the province of Alicante over the weekend Members of the Maritime Rescue Services..

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50 under-age migrants flee custody in Ceuta to avoid deportation to Morocco
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The Spanish government has announced the controversial repatriation of 700 young migrants who reached Ceuta in May The Spanish..

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Young quadriplegic migrant hospitalised on arrival in Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The young man is 32 years old and has been in a wheelchair since he was 19 following a motorcycle accident A young quadriplegic..

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Young sailor rescued after spending 24 hours in the sea off Cartagena
ARCHIVED ARTICLE The man was stranded at sea off the Cartagena coast before being rescued by another boat A 32-year-old man is being treated in..

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