Children are being brought into the UK for a fee of £2,500 each by armed traffickers on small boats across the English Channel.
Iraqi Kurdish gangs offer ‘half price deals’ to parents, who are charged £5,000 for the same trip, wanting to escape to Britain with their children.
The families are brought over to Dover on small vessels from Calais after being targeted by gangsters trying to sell them a better life.
However if they do make it across the Channel, which is unlikely due to UK Border Force and French patrols, they are hunted by gangs and forced into slavery.
Children are being brought into the UK for a fee of £2,500 each by armed traffickers on small boats across the English Channel
A refugee told the
Echoing a warning issued by French police, Save the Children slammed the findings and said that it is ‘sickening’ that children are being put in danger.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid was last night forced to cut short a safari in
But speaking today during a visit to Dover, immigration minister Caroline Nokes revealed that Home Secretary was on his way back.
Iraqi Kurdish gangs offer ‘half price deals’ to parents, who are charged £5,000 for the same trip, wanting to escape to Britain with their children
She said: ‘I can’t comment on his whereabouts for security reasons, but he is on his way back and he will be at his desk on Monday.
‘He is taking control of the situation and I am in regular contact with him, and we had a conference call just yesterday.’
Reports suggest that the number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England has hit more than 220 since the start of November.
Many of those trying to get across the to Britain from Iran have middle-class backgrounds and paid for the trip after selling their homes or borrowing money.
Many spend months living in Calais waiting for the go ahead to be told that they are going to make the trip across the channel, sometimes with children too.
Iranian Ahmad Lorpur, 36, spent four months living in a tent in Calais and said that the traffickers call themselves ‘agents’, adding that he had met one of them an Iraqi Kurd in his twenties.
Ahmad, who has two children Mariam, seven and Benyamin, two, said that he has no money left now but if he had £15,000 he would pay to make the trip.