Two migrant boats, often called pateras, arrived this week in different zones of the island of Lanzarote, and the Guardia Civil report that they have intercepted 32 people from these boats.
The first of these boats arrived on the beach of Las Malvas in the Municipality of Tinajo, and when the Guardia Civil located the boat, they reported it was five metres in length, and discovered six migrants.
As for the second boat, about 5 metres long by 2.5 metres wide, it had reached the beach of Las Pachonas in the Municipality of Teguise following a call from a local resident.
Police now use location devices that are activated to warn them of likely migrant boats, and so far, 32 migrants have been intercepted, including six from the first boat in Las Malvas.
In the case of the second boat found at the beach of Las Pachonas, there were 16 people eventually found, all men and two described as children of North African origin.
The two described as children were located on the LZ-1 road in the area of Mala in Haria, and these were treated by medical staff and taken by ambulance to the General Hospital of Arrecife. Afterwards, 11 other migrants were intercepted, all adults, and all presented good health.
Policia Local of Teguise also located three other adult migrants, apparently in good health, in the town of Tahiche in Teguise.
Therefore, over just two days, four migrant boats are reported to have landed on the coast of Lanzarote, despite the fact that this area has the Integrated System of External Surveillance (SIVE) system.
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