04/28/2012 15:09 GMT
VALLETTA, April 28, 2012 (AFP) - Two boats carrying 52 migrants landed in Malta on Saturday and were intercepted by police, officials said, as improved weather in the Mediterranean pushes up the number of migrant arrivals.
Twenty-nine people arrived on one boat, landing in a northern village of the tiny island. They were caught trying to climb cliffs, police sources told AFP.
The second boat with 23 on board was spotted close to Gozo, a smaller island forming part of the Maltese archipelago, and brought to shore.