Tamil Diplomat

Calais migrant crisis: UK-French centre to fight people smugglers

The centre will target the criminals who try to smuggle migrants into northern France and across the Channel, the Home Office said.It will be led by two senior officers, one English and one French, who will each report to their own government.

The Home Office said the arrangement would enable greater collaboration.The new centre is part of a deal between the UK and France to co-operate over the ongoing problem of illegal migration.

The deal will be signed by Home Secretary Theresa May and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazenueve in Calais later.