Three Britons arrested after an investigation into a gang “behind the wave of migrants from France”


THREE Britons are among 12 suspects arrested after a Europe-wide investigation into a gang of people traffickers following a flood of small boat crossings to the UK.

Two men and a woman, aged 33 to 40, have been detained in London on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration.


Police seized more than £ 40,000Credit: PA: Press Association
A group of migrants brought to Dover, Kent on Tuesday by border forces2
A group of migrants brought to Dover, Kent on Tuesday by border forcesCredit: PA: Press Association

Two more took place in Calais and seven in Holland. The gang transported migrants in high speed rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) at £ 3,000 per person.

Sources blamed them for a “surge” in arrivals from northern France – nearly 7,000 this year.

Police also seized ten RIBs, 12 cars, a boat trailer, 152 life jackets and more than £ 40,000.

Belgian prosecutor Frank Demeester said: “It is clear that organized criminal groups are working internationally.”

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