Mi­grant smug­glers to be tar­geted

Western Morning News - - Uk And World News -

Crim­i­nals smug­gling mi­grants into the UK by boat will be tar­geted by a joint in­tel­li­gence cen­tre set up in France. The UK-France Co­or­di­na­tion and

In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre was set up in Calais in a bid to tackle il­le­gal at­tempts to cross the English Chan­nel, the Home Of­fice an­nounced. It comes after scores of mi­grants – mostly in in­flat­able dinghies – were res­cued off the Kent coast in the last few weeks. Around 100 peo­ple, the ma­jor­ity of whom claimed to be Ira­nian, have tried to cross the Chan­nel from north­ern France this month.

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