Italian police are investigating the case against two Azerbaijani citizens suspected of organizing illegal migration from Africa.
On July 1 the Italian police picked up the trail of a group of 45 migrants who landed on the shore near Gallipoli in Italian Apulia. A group of 29 men, 5 women and 11 children arrived on a boat under the American flag. Two Azerbaijani citizens were detained together with the group on suspicion of organizing the transportation of migrants.
Since the beginning of the year more than 83 thousand people have arrived in Italy. Last year, this figure was 70 thousand people.