Police in Kent have confirmed that eight suspected illegal immigrants have been found in a lorry in the town of Sittingbourne.
It is thought that they had been inside for THREE DAYS before police discovered them.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 7.24pm on Wednesday 9th August 2017 following the discovery of suspected migrants in a lorry in Spade Lane, Sittingbourn e.
“Officers attended and eight men were handed over to the Home Office immigration enforcement facility in Dover.”
According to a report on Kent Live, ambulance crews also attended the scene, although the condition of the people that were found currently remains unclear.
With so many ports and the Channel Tunnel being in the county of Kent, this sort of discovery isn’t surprising, although it is alarming to see that it is still going on.
On the one hand, we are being told that Cross Channel terminals have been fitted with a variety of sophistic detection equipment including thermal imaging scanners, and yet at the same time there are still regular stories in the press about this kind of discovery.
To matters even more worrying, you have to wonder about all of the cases that go undetected by the authorities.
A tweet from the local police account @kentspecials read:
— KentSpecials (@KentSpecials) August 9, 2017
This case also says a lot about the attitude of the people who are responsible for trafficking human beings into the United Kingdom.
If they are prepared to let them stay locked up in a vehicle for three days or more, it’s clear that they are purely motivated by greed and don’t care about the people who buy their people smuggling services.