Major Ramzi Al-Hasi, head of the Illegal Immigration Control Agency, Shahhat branch, said, that they have succeeded to free over 70 migrants from a human trafficking gang in Shahhat town, east of Libya.

Al-Hassi clarified in a press statement Tuesday that some migrants were tortured, robbed and left without food for several days.

He pointed out that the migrants were of Eritrean, Sudanese and Chadian nationalities and were handed over to the Illegal Immigration Agency of Shahhat where they underwent medical checkups.