Cheshire Police stop 148 lorries in operation tackling organised immigration crime


A crackdown on organised immigration crime saw Cheshire Police check 148 lorries at service stations across the county over the past three months. The search resulted in one Iranian stowaway being found and £11,200 in outstanding civil penalty fines recovered from hauliers who had previously been found to have migrants hiding in their vehicles. Another 96 fixed penalties were issued for various offences, totalling £18,750 in fines. Cheshire Constabulary said the operation, which involved police, Border Force, Immigration, the Cheshire […]