- The 36 illegal migrants currently being housed in the Public Order Police (POP) squadrons in Achada de Santo António and Fazenda (Praia, the capital of Cape Verde) will be transferred today to the installations of the former Amílcar Cabral Institute. Sixteen of the individuals will be repatriated to Ghana by air before the end of the week.
Due to the inconvenience their presence has caused in the police stations in Achada de Santo António and Fazenda, the 36 illegal migrants from the fishing vessel Awaid 2 who were not authorized by Senegalese authorities to disembark in Dakar last week will be transferred to the installations of the former Amílcar Cabral Institute.
According to a police source, the 40 illegal migrants hailing from various continental West African countries currently in detention on the island of Sal will be transferred this week to Praia, where they will also be housed in the Amílcar Cabral Institute installations until their repatriation.
The same source told A Semana Online that 16 of the 26 illegal migrants currently in the POP squadrons will be repatriated this week to Ghana, their home country. Recorde-se que esses imigrantes fazem parte do grupo de 58 que chagaram a Cabo Verde a bordo do navio Awaid 2 no passado dia 4 de Maio e que foram repatriados para o Senegal no navio da marinha mercante nacional Djon Dade.
The 36 individuals being held in Praia are part of a larger group of 58 that arrived in Cape Verdean waters aboard the fishing vessel Awaid 2 and were discovered adrift off the coast of Brava on May 4, after Cape Verdean officials boarded the ship to assist the crew in the repair of a motor.
The migrants were taken to Dakar, the Awaid 2’s last port of call before being rescued in Cape Verdean waters, aboard the Cape Verdean ship Djondade, but Senegalese authorities allowed only the Senegalese citizens on board to disembark. Forced to return to Praia, the 36 immigrants were housed in the POP squadrons in Achada de Santo António and Fazenda.
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