UK: Two Men Arrested by NCA for Helping Migrants to Cross English Channel

UK: Two Men Arrested by NCA for Helping Migrants to Cross English Channel

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In the late hours of January 2nd, UK’s national crime agency arrested two men in Manchester following the accusation of having hands in helping migrants cross the English Channel and has contributed to the astronomical rise in the volume of people attempting to cross the channel.

Throughout the month of December, an unusually large number of migrants tried crossing the English channel to get to Dover or Folkestone. A good example was a group of 40 migrants who attempted crossing the channel on Christmas day. As a result, both MPs of Dover and Folkestone have requested for an improved effort in stopping migrants from making such dangerous crossing.

Arrests Made

Two men were arrested by national crime agency on suspicion of contributing to the illegal movement of migrants into east Kent’s shore.

A 24-year-old British man and a 33-year-old Iranian national were arrested for alleged aiding of illegal movement of migrants into the United Kingdom via the English channel according to a spokesman for NCA.

The spokesman said no more comment will be made at the moment an investigation is still ongoing. However, it must be noted that the arrest is subsequent to the agency’s revelation that exposing brains behind such illegal movements is an operational priority.

Significant Resources Invested

Significant resources are continually devoted to nipping the situation in the bud according to the head of the NCA-led immigration crime task force, Chris Hogben. Efforts being made include deployment of officers to support the French officers, investigators working on UK based crime groups, as well as intellectual development on the group involved by a team of officers.

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