The Freight Transport Association has spoken out against UK-bound truck drivers participating in migrant smuggling across the Channel and accepting payment of £2000 for each migrant smuggled despite facing the same figure should they be caught.
“They think they’re in a win-win situation,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “They’re not. They are simply putting even more lives at risk – their own and those of the migrants they conceal. Their actions are putting the lives of honest, hard-working drivers at even further risk.”