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Illegal immigrants captured hiding in lorry
10:47am Friday 28th September 2012 in News
SIX Hampshire-bound illegal immigrants have been captured in France hiding in a lorry.
Border Force officers found the vehicle at the Port of Calais waiting to cross to the UK, it said.
Detector dog Bouncer was used and the stowaways were found in a load of tyres.
They were handed over to the French border police and the vehicle was allowed to continue onto its destination.
David Holt, of Border Force, said: “This incident shows why we base Border Force staff in France - to stop would-be illegal immigrants before they can reach the UK.
“Our strong presence in French ports like Calais helps protect the whole of the UK from people attempting to enter the country illegally.”
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.