Italy 'ghost ship' migrants paid up to $8,000 each to traffickers

Italian Border Police board the Ezadeen at Corigliano harbour on January 3, 2015, a day after some 500 would-be Syrian immigrants disembarked from the shipCorigliano (Italy) (AFP) – Italian authorities disembarked 360 cold and hungry migrants Saturday from a ship left adrift by its crew off the country’s coast, with some having paid up to $8,000 to traffickers for the perilous journey.

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