Lorry driver held in Calais for stowaways found in yacht

A lorry driver is being held on suspicion of aiding illegal immigrants after a sniffer dog in Calais detected four men attempting to stowaway in a yacht being carried on the lorry.

The four Vietnamese men were hiding in a yacht being transported by a Southampton-bound German-registered HGV; they were blocked at Calais.

A civil penalty of £2,000 per clandestine could now be handed to the trucker and his company, if its proved they did not take adequate steps to secure the load.

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