Albanian drug gangs paying for migrants to cross English Channel - BBC News

A BBC investigation has found that Albanian drug gangs are offering to pay for migrants to cross the English Channel, if they work in the UK drugs industry when they arrive.

Gangs are using the migrant camps of northern France as a recruitment ground. There’s been a sharp rise in the number of Albanians crossing the Channel in small boats this year.

Figures show a large proportion successfully claim asylum, but many are economic migrants – and Albanians now account for around a third of the almost 40,000 people who have landed on England’s beaches this year.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Lucy Williamson.

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