Illegal immigrants found in van

Seven illegal immigrants have been stopped from entering the UK after Border Force officers found them hidden in a van at Calais heading for Dover.

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People smugglers 'prey on the desperate' - Border Force

Those involved in people smuggling prey on the desperation of others in order to line their own pockets and are a major factor in illegal immigration to the UK.

This incident shows why we base Border Force staff in France - to stop would-be illegal immigrants before they can reach the UK and to target those engaged in people smuggling.

– Paul Morgan, Border Force Director for South East & Europe

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