Seven improperly documented male individuals that were recovered from the sea last night have been charged with Immigration offences.

The individuals were recovered from the sea by the Gibraltar Pilot’s launch off the detached mole last night and were subsequently handed over to Police. They remain in Police custody pending their appearance in court on Monday 21st July 2017.

All seven, four of whom have indicated that they are juveniles, are of North African origin and believed to be of Moroccan nationality.