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