Six men from Kent-based gang and Albanian ‘travel agents’ arrested after surveillance operation
People-smugglers behind a scheme to bring migrants across the Channel on jet skis are facing jail.
At least 18 people were transported from near Calais to Dymchurch, Kent, in dangerously overcrowded inflatable boats. When the rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), designed to carry six people, got into trouble and had to be rescued, the gang considered using a three-person jet ski. Had they not been stopped by a National Crime Agency-led surveillance operation, they would have been the first to have tried to transport migrants across the world’s busiest shipping route on jet skis.