Three illegal immigrants found hiding in a lorry at Portsmouth ferry port have been deported.
Border Force officers found the male stowaways in a Spanish-registered lorry which had just arrived on a ferry from Caen at 11pm on Tuesday.
The lorry was scanned in a routine check which revealed the presence of people. When it was opened the clandestines – two Afghans aged 18 and 24 and a 22-year-old Albanian – were found hiding in the load of textile materials. They'd got in by cutting a hole in the roof.
The trio were sent to Caen.
A leaflet, issued by the Border Force, in partnership with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), gives information and advice to lorry drivers transporting freight to and from the UK on how to prevent illegal immigration and avoid becoming victims of crime.