Throw away the key on these criminals.
Just the tip of the iceberg, for every single smuggler caught, there are hundreds out there raking in the cash.
France ‘jails 100 Brits’ for migrant smuggling
Migrants look to find a way into a truck in Calais. Photo: AFP
Published: 23 Jun 2015 11:50 GMT+02:00
Calais, the northern French port town, plays host to thousands of migrants hoping to make it across to the UK.
While many attempt to break into trucks to make the journey, others are paying motorists in cars to help them across in the belief that they are less likely to be caught.
But many of the motorists themselves don’t get away with it, and around 100 from the UK have been sent to prison in France in the last year alone after getting caught in the act, French authorities say.
The deputy prosecutor for the Calais region Julie Colaert, told the BBC that the figure of 100 was her best guess, as French law states that it’s illegal to keep statistics on prisoners based on their nationality.