Kent: Suspected Illegal Immigrants Arrested On Motorway

7 January 2015, 15:35

Kent Police have arrested nine suspected illegal immigrants on a motorway.

They were found in a tanker on on the London-bound carriageway of the M20, between junctions 5 and 6, at 7.38am on Wednesday 7 January.

The men have since been placed in immigration detention in Dover where they will be interviewed by immigration enforcement officers, a police spokesman said.

Home Office Statement

'We work closely with the police to tackle illegal immigration and continue to strengthen the security of our border to stop those who have no right to enter the UK.

If people have a genuine need of protection they should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach.

If they are just seeking to evade immigration control they need to know that they are risking their lives and that they will get caught.

The new Immigration Act makes it harder for people to live in the UK illegally.

It makes it harder for illegal immigrants to abuse our benefits and public services, and makes it easier for us to remove them by reducing the number of appeals.'