The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: more than 4,000 migrants have been rescued in two days off Italy’s southern coast, a suspected British drug smuggler was arrested in Thailand, anti-austerity protests in Greece and Belgium destroys tons of seized ivory.
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More Than 4000 Migrants Rescued in Two Days
The Italian government says that more than 4,000 migrants have been rescued off of the country’s southern coast over a period of 48 hours.
Suspected British Drug Smuggler Arrested
Thai police arrested a British national who the French police accuse of masterminding an international heroin and cocaine smuggling operation.
More than 20,000 people marched to the Greek parliament building in Athens in the latest protest against austerity measures being imposed on them by the country’s foreign creditors.
Belgium Destroys Tons of Seized Ivory
Belgian officials crushed one-point-seven tons of ivory seized at it’s borders.
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