The numbers of illegal migrants who have crossed the English Channel by boat to reach the United Kingdom has now reached 30,000
According to the Home Office figures, which is the department responsible for border control, security and policing in the UK, Thursday’s threshold of 30,000 was crossed.
Led until recently by Priti Patel MP, the Home Office stated that as of Thursday there were a total of 30,515 illegal arrivals as Britain has seen a surge of illegal boat crossings across the English Channel in the summer months of this year.
The department saw nearly 13,000 migrants arrive across the Channel in the first half year. In August, however, there were 8,641 migrants entering the United Kingdom.
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28526, the previous record for boat migrants arrived in India, was broken by Priti Patel, former Home Secretary. She had failed to fulfill her promises of reducing illegal immigration arrivals.
France was paid millions of dollars by the British for the control of crossings along their Channel side. This week, France announced that i had stopped a large people-smuggling operation of Iraqi Kurdish heritage.
Investigators announced on Thursday that the network, which operated near the northern French city of Lille, had made around 80 crossings of the English Channel since the start of the summer, and that 50 of the crossings made it to England — an indication of how (in)effective French efforts to turn back boats or stop them returning have been.
The smugglers are said to have made as much as €80,000 (£71,257/$77,744) per crossing.
French police have never seen such a large scale operation in smuggling. They were able seize 13 boats capable of carrying up to 50 migrants, 14 engines for boats, 700 life jackets, and 700 litres fuel.
Smuggler gangs are active in northern France. An assortment of them were accused in an earlier shooting at Dunkirk’s makeshift camp for migrants.
A young Iraqi male was caught in violence and shot in his head. He was rushed to Lille’s hospital.
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