Wave of migrants forces National Police in Spain to call for reinforcements

Wave of migrants hit Costa Blanca shores Credit: Cruz Roja

NATIONAL Police in Cartagena have been forced to ask for reinforcements after a new wave of migrants arrived on the Murcia coast.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day had a total of eight boats carrying 51 Algerian immigrants spotted off the coast, with the coast guard and Guardia Civil boats transferring them to Cartagena.

Once there, the migrants were attended to by Red Cross personnel, who checked their health before National and Local Police took charge of the immigrants.


Normally it would have been just National police, but the sudden workload forced them to ask for help from Cartagena’s Local Police before reinforcements from Murcia’s National Police arrived.

Now Guardia Civil have increased surveillance in anticipation of more arrivals should the weather remain good.


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