By Sarah Keane • 19 December 2020 • 11:47
People Smugglers Offer ‘Christmas Discount’ To Migrants
PEOPLE smugglers offer ‘Christmas discount’ of £300 a head to migrants
In another sick twist to the exploitation of migrants, The Home Office has reported that people smuggling gangs are offering a “Christmas discount” to people wanting to cross the Channel to Britain ahead of the Christmas period. To date, nearly 9,000 migrants have reached British soil from France, with countless tragedies and loss of life along the way.
A Home Office source said: ‘These vile criminals will stop at nothing to illegally smuggle people into the UK.
‘The latest wheeze is cut-throat prices to exploit vulnerable women and children, enticing them to put lives on the line in a deadly crossing to the UK.
‘Our security services are doing everything they can to go after the criminals behind this human trade.’
The Daily Mail reports that some gangs are offering transport for as little as £300, while the same journey cost £4,000 at the beginning of the year.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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