4,000 migrants detained in Libya

 International Desk |  Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 |  10:24 am
4,000 migrants detained in Libya
       

Libyan law enforcement forces have detained 4,000 migrants, including women and children, in a raid in the western city of Gargares. The operation was conducted on Friday to catch anti-drug and illegal immigrants.

Libyan authorities say they have cracked down on unregistered migrants and drug traffickers. The administration has not confirmed how many traffickers and smugglers have been arrested in the operation. On Friday, the government demanded the detention of 500 migrants, but on Saturday the number reached 4,000.

The United Nations says one person was killed and at least 15 were injured in what the Libyan government said was a crackdown on migrants. If the administration of the country did not open its mouth about this. The detainees have been sent to different jails.

The government is accused of harassing and sending migrants to prison. Immigration aspirants from many Middle Eastern countries, including Africa, chose Libya to enter Europe. Human traffickers in particular use Libya as a route.