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66 immigrants arrive by boat in Moraira, Calp, Altea, El Campello and Elche

Bay Radio News | October 19, 2020

A total of 66 immigrants arrived on Alicante coasts last weekend.

Six separate migrant boats have been registered landing on Alicante beaches last weekend, Red Cross figures reveal.

The first boats arrived in Teulada-Moraira’s El Portet beach and in Calp on Saturday, with eight illegal immigrants aboard each boat.

On Sunday, 50 more people arrived, with the first carrying 12 spotted at 3am in Altea.

At 5.30am, a further 10 landed in Calpe, followed by 18 landing at Los Arenales in Elche at 6.15, and a further 10 at El Campello at 8.34am.

Guardia Civil took all the migrants to the Puerto de Alicante for mandatory PCR testing, as is protocol.

Alicante was not the only region to receive immigrants last weekend:

  • Cádiz, Andalucía, recorded 62.
  • Tenerife recorded 112.
  • Gran Canaria and Lanzarote recorded 163.
  • Murcia registered over 100 people.

Written by Bay Radio News