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Saudi stops 31 migrants from Sudan coasts

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Saudi maritime patrols have intercepted 31 illegal migrants, mostly from Sudan, trying to reach the kingdom by sea, official media said on Tuesday, the latest case in recent weeks.

The Saudi Press Agency has reported a surge of migrant interceptions over the past month.

Border guards on Sunday caught the group of 31 migrants as they made their way to Saudi Arabia "using a wooden boat, coming from Sudan's beaches," SPA said.