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Brazilians arrested on suspicion of smuggling African refugees

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Each of the 25 migrants had paid on average 1 000 euros ($1 180) to make the journey the 3 000km journey across the Atlantic to Brazil.

Two Brazilians have been arrested for their alleged involvement in human trafficking after a group of African migrants set sail last month on a 3 000km journey across the Atlantic to Brazil, but quickly ran into trouble and were adrift for weeks before fishermen towed them ashore, AP reported.

The Brazilians who were aboard the catamaran were taken into custody on suspicion they smuggled the group. Each of the 25 migrants – who are from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria – paid on average 1 000 euros ($1 180) to make the journey.

African News Agency (ANA)

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