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Vice tightens on Libya's people traffickers

In Sabrata, Libya's main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed for business. The results have been noticed on the other side of the Mediterranean where the number of arrivals on the Italian coast has dropped dramatically. Italy has registered 6,500 arrivals since mid-July, barely 15 percent of the average for the same period between 2014 and 2016.
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