Port smuggling in Teesside

Ian Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to National Crime Agency
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Dear National Crime Agency,

Could you please disclose how many people have been found illegally trying to access Britain through ports in the Teesside area over the last five years.

For each incident where people(s) have been discovered could you please disclose:

1) How many people were found.

2) How many were arrested and on what grounds.

3) The nationality of those found.

4) Which port they were discovered.

5) Where they were found (in a lorry, trying to access on a false passport etc)

6) The month and year they were found

Yours faithfully,

Ian Johnson

PICU Enquiries, National Crime Agency


Dear Ian

Thank you for contacting the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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Any information from, or relating to NCA has an absolute exemption from disclosure by other public authorities by virtue of Section 23 of the Act (as amended by the Crime and Courts Act 2013).

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Yours sincerely

Public Information Compliance Unit

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