The General Staff Coast Guard, in cooperation with Zuwara Security Chamber, has thwarted Tuesday an attempt to sail an inflatable boat filled with 127 illegal immigrants of different nationalities from the Libyan coast, Sabratha beach, to Europe.

The Coast Guard staff reacted upon intelligence coming from the operations apparatus of the Coast Guard and the ports security department in Zuwara, after that the Coast Guard managed to intercept the boat at 10 miles to the northeast of Zuwara city.

The inflatable boat and the immigrants were led to the port where they received a medical check by the Libyan Red Crescent, Zuwara branch, then they were sent to the Passports Investigation Center.