Syrian and Vietnamese stowaways arrested in refrigerated pasta lorry

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essex policePolice in Essex are involved in their second operation in 48 hours involving a total of 22 suspected illegal immigrants thought to have entered Britain inside lorries.

Officers are hunting two men – reportedly from Syria and Pakistan – who were seen jumping with two others from a lorry on an industrial estate in Basildon. Two men from Afghanistan were detained and are due to be interviewed by immigration officers.

The lorry, driven by a 28-year-old man from Zagreb, Croatia, was registered in Slovenia and had come into the UK from Switzerland overnight via the Channel tunnel, said police.

On Tuesday 18 people from Syria and Vietnam were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences after Essex police stopped a refrigerated lorry carrying pasta products from Italy to Nottingham on the M25.

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