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Italian intelligence warns 20,000 migrants in Libya ready to invade Europe

At least 20,000 illegal migrants currently in Libya are ready to set sail for Europe in the next few weeks, Italy’s intelligence agencies have warned.

Senator Matteo Salvini, Italy’s former interior minister and leader of the populist League party, is the man who brought this information before the people, saying: “Our secret services sound the invasion alarm, with at least 20 thousand immigrants ready to leave for Italy.”

According to a report from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, Salvini also noted that the dire warning from the intelligence services comes as the Italy’s ports have been reopened to NGO migrant taxis, and only weeks after Italy’s leftist-establishment government granted amnesty to 600,000 illegal migrants.

Migrant arrivals this year in Italy are up drastically from last year, according to Il Giornale. Between January 1st and June 5th, a total of 5,461 illegal immigrants have landed on Italian shores, up from 1,878 during the same period last year. That’s nearly a 200 percent increase in just one year.

Unfortunately, Italy’s intelligence agencies could be significantly underestimating just how many illegal migrants are ready and waiting to invade Europe. At the beginning of June, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested that some 650,000 migrants in Libya are waiting to make their way to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, as previously reported by Voice of Europe.

On Saturday, the German-based migrant transport NGO Sea-Watch announced that it had left Italy’s southern port of Messina to make its way toward Libya to pick-up migrants and bring them back to Europe.

“The #SeaWatch3 sets sail! After more than three months in the port of Messina, we are finally heading to the search and rescue zone north of the Libyan coast again,” the NGO tweeted.

Days ago, Voice of Europe reported that three migrants brought to Italy last year by Sea-Watch were recently convicted in a Sicilian court of crimes which included sexual violence, torture, human trafficking, murder, and involvement with criminal organizations.

Voice Of Europe 
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