A smugglers’ haven in the Sahara

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AGADEZ, NIGER — <br />
A group of migrants from Cameroon prepares to settle for the night a the bus station in Agadez, Niger. They were retuning from Arlit, a city north of Agadez which is situated in the middle of the Sahara desert. This group was traveling north with a smuggler in their attempt to reach Italy through Libya. As they approached Arliz, they ran into a police check point. They were promptly turned back after the police stole all their money and threatened to keep their travel documents if they didn't turn back. Without a dime to their name, they were forced to sleep on the Agadez bus station along dozens of other migrants before figuring out their next move.