18 NOV 2016

Visiting UK Border Force at the Eastern Docks

It was great to visit UK Border Force at the Eastern Docks to see the fantastic work Border Force officers do catching smugglers.

I was really impressed to see how Border Force officers smoked out one smuggler who stashed dozens of dodgy packets of illegal cigarettes from the Ukraine inside the wheel of a car.

These guys do vital work stopping dodgy goods, drugs and guns from being brought into Britain. They are also on the frontline in the war against the evil trade of people trafficking.

I have since met with Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill, demanding a strong police presence is kept up in Calais now the Jungle is dismantled. It's great that the migrant camp has been cleared and the number of people breaking into Britain through Dover has dropped, but we must remain vigilant at our borders. The French need to stop any new camps from forming – before the first tent is pitched.

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