| A RAFT carrying 93 Africans, including seven children, was intercepted off the coast of Motril (Granada) by the coastguard last night.
The passengers, who were all attempting to enter Europe via the back door in search of a better life, were from various countries in sub-Saharan Africa and also from Morocco and Algeria.
A total of five women and one child were among the 51 black Africans on board the first craft, a motorised dinghy which reached the port of Motril late last night.
They were all said to be in a good state of health, although one man was suffering from muscle strain all over his body as a result of the ordeal.
A second boat carrying 42 north Africans was sighted by the coastguard at 00.42hrs at 21 miles due south of La Rábita (Granada) and intercepted when it reached the shore.
All occupants were male, six of whom were children.
The 93 would-be migrants are now being held in a shelter in the port of Motril, having been attended to by the Red Cross and given blankets, dry clothes, food, drinks and medication.