According to the interior ministry of Tunisia, 82 persons were saved on Friday after five attempts at illegal migration were thwarted.
The attempts were thwarted “as part of the fight against irregular migration” by National Guard units from Tunisia’s “north, centre, south, and coast,” according to a statement.
According to the statement released on Friday, 76 persons were saved in four maritime operations, while six more were apprehended on land in the Gabes and Sfax regions.
Although the quantities were not stated, the statement said that both Tunisian and international money had been taken.
A shipwreck off the Kerkennah islands on Tuesday claimed the lives of eight Tunisians, including three women, four children, and a male, according to local media in the North African nation. Twenty other persons were saved.
The National Guard reported on Sunday that 255 migrants were stopped during 17 attempted crossings, including 170 from sub-Saharan Africa.