At least 40 Nigerians 'deported' from Italy… one of them for 'drug dealing'

2017-04-05 11:27
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Cape Town – At least 40 Nigerians have reportedly been deported from Italy for committing various offences in that country, reports say.

According to Woleshadare.net, spokesperson for the Lagos airport, Police Commander Joseph Alabi confirmed the development, saying that 39 of the deportees were alleged to have “committed immigration-related offences while one of them was allegedly involved in drug dealing”.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, and the police.

A Premium Times report said that thousands of Nigerians travelled to Italy annually via Libya and the Mediterranean seeking greener pastures.

While some of the travellers made it to Italy where they were treated as refugees, many were trapped in Libya while some others died while crossing the Mediterranean, the report said. 

Read more on:    italy  |  nigeria  |  west africa  |  refugees  |  migrants

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