Police in Sudan have arrested of the world's most wanted people smugglers. The is Mered Medhanie, 35, from the East African of Eritrea. He has the of 'The General' because of the way he plans and carries out people smuggling. Police say Mered's resulted in the deaths of hundreds of migrants – people trying to leave Africa to go to Europe to try to find a life. At least 359 migrants died when their sank near Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013. The Sudanese found Mered in a secret hideout in the capital Khartoum. They worked with Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) and British intelligence .
Sudan will give Mered to the police in Italy, where he could get a prison sentence. Detectives say he controlled a organisation that smuggled of migrants from Africa and the Middle East across the Mediterranean to Europe. He charged people up to $5,500 to make the high-risk in dangerous boats. He became very from his activities. The NCA said Mered was a high-level human trafficker and that he did not care about people's . An NCA spokesperson said: "Medhanie is a people smuggler and has absolute disregard for human life." Italian police said Mered's plan was to make a huge of money and then move to Sweden, where his lives.