CAIRO: A total of 42 Egyptian nationals were deported by Italy over an attempted illegal entry to its territories via sea, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
The Italian coast guards arrested the 42 Egyptians for violating residence conditions and deported them to Cairo. They arrived in the Cairo International Airport escorted by a number of security officials.
Concerned security bodies checked on the security and legal record of the arrested Egyptians, and found that eight of them were wanted over judicial rulings issued against them.
Italian coast guards routinely arrest migrants and deport them, amid a remarkable surge in the number of unregistered migrants leaving their countries to Europe for either better life or fleeing turmoil.
In Oct. 21, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a boat carrying 470 unregistered migrants of different nationalities, including some 168 minors arrived on the island of Sicily.
On Oct. 20, a boat smuggling 560 Egyptian children had arrived at Italian coasts; most of the children are less than 11 years old, according to statements by the Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram.
Additional reporting by Rehab Nabil.