The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration David Bolt has exposed the lack of checks in an explosive report published today.
It revealed that officials failed to carry out checks at 27 of the 62 small ports along the east coast between February 2015 and June last year.
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The report said that the lack of checks meant that there is no “visible deterrent” for people trying to smuggle illegal immigrants and illicit goods into the UK.
It also revealed that the number of illegal immigrants caught near major ports nearly doubled between 2014-15 and 2015-16, rising from 233 to 423.
The 52-page report reads: “The lack of any visible Border Force presence for over a year at almost half of the identified small ports
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