Fourteen people attempting to enter Majorca illegally were intercepted early this morning by the Guardia Civil. Shortly after midnight, the Guardia's surveillance system detected a boat in the Cabrera area. The night vision system was deployed, and officers with the Maritime Service went to the scene and arrested the fourteen illegal Algerian immigrants, who had arrived in a boat of around four metres in length. They were initially taken to Sa Rapita before being moved to Palma.

Six of the fourteen have been handed over to the National Police. As is normal in such cases, they will be taken to a detention centre on the mainland and await deportation. The other eight are all believed to be minors. They are being kept in a juvenile centre while medical experts check how old they actually are.