Would-be UK migrants found in coffin truck

2012-10-31 08:36

London — British border officials have detained three people who tried to enter the country illegally by hiding in a truck full of coffins.

The Border Force says a sniffer dog found the three Eritrean nationals among dozens of boxed coffins in the vehicle, which was from Bulgaria. The would-be migrants were not inside the coffins.

Officials say that the three were found on Monday at the port of Dunkerque in northern France, where the truck was waiting to board a ferry to Britain. They have been handed over to French border police.

The coffins were bound for a funeral director in west London.

Border officials said on Wednesday the discovery was unusual, but they added that in the past the force had found people hiding in strange places, such as in shipments of dog biscuits and bathtubs.

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-10-31 08:45

    ZOMBIE VAMPIRES! Lock and Load!

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-10-31 09:45

    But eritrea is a shining beacon of a successful african nation. Eish , ungrateful little unpeople leaving africa for racist,imperialist,colonialist Britain. Throw them into the channel

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-31 09:51

      You should be asking yourself why you and your people are in this continent in the first place. Ungrateful lot!

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-31 10:21

      We came so you lot could be taught to read. Didn't help much though, 90% of the continent still can't. Genetic throwback , or is it throw away?

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