Africans tow­away is ar­rested at Wick­low Har­bour

Fe­bru­ary 2003

Bray People - - NEWS -

Two refugees who stowed away on a for­eign ship ar­rived at Wick­low Har­bour on Mon­day night and were promptly ar­rested by Gardai.

In what is be­lieved to be the first such in­ci­dent in Wick­low town, the Moroc­can men came ashore hav­ing ar­rived on board a cargo ship. How­ever, the ship’s crew had alerted the au­thor­i­ties in this coun­try, via the ship­ping in­sur­ance com­pany, and Gardai ar­rested the stow aways in Wick­low.

They were then es­corted to Dublin Air­port and flown to Ger­many. It is thought that staff from the Moroc­can Em­bassy in Ger­many, which is the near­est such em­bassy to Dublin, came over to Ire­land to bring them back and that the two men will even­tu­ally be repa­tri­ated to Morocco.

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