Migrants keep on coming to Spain’s Costa Blanca

INTERCEPTIONS: Guardia Civil have been patrolling. Photo credit:: Guardia Civil

THE number of migrant boats reaching the Costa Blanca doesn’t seem to be slowing down as the Guardia Civil are still intercepting craft on an almost daily basis.

Over the weekend 21 migrants were taken to the Guardia Civil HQ in Torrevieja after they landed in Cabo Roig.

Of these five claimed to be between 15 and 17-years-old, which would give them more of a chance to stay in Spain. Their ages await confirmation.

Meanwhile, another boat filled with 12 people aged between 19 and 33-years-old – believed to be Algerians – was intercepted by Guardia officers 40 miles off the Alicante coast.

The boat and its occupants were taken to Alicante port where they were met by Red Cross volunteers. After a checkup they were said to be in a reasonable condition.

In Calpe, another boat, this time with 15 occupants, arrived. While eight of them were detainees another seven were being searched for after escaping.

A number of other small boats were also reported arriving off the beaches of Benidorm, La Mata, Torrevieja and Guardamar del Segura as a wave of migrants would appear to be trying to arrive before the winter sets in.

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