Tamil Diplomat

People-smuggling: ‘100 Britons’ jailed in France in past year

Most of them had hidden the migrants in their own cars, prosecutors say.Car and van drivers, instead of lorry drivers, are increasingly being recruited by smuggling gangs.The deputy prosecutor for the Calais region’s main court said she saw between five and 10 smugglers from the UK every month.

Julie Colaert told the BBC’s File on 4 programme that people from the UK now made up a quarter of those brought before the court – second only to smugglers from Eastern Europe.