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French customs is going to be sharper check on Channel

France will be more patrolling in the Channel, to prevent migrants illegally by boat, risk the crossing to Britain. That made the French ministry of the Interior Friday known.

There will be more patrols to the ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer. There will also be more monitoring on the beaches and places of embarkation.

Last month appealed to the British authorities of a major incident, once in a week’s time more than six people were rescued or intercepted when the Channel tried to cross in small boats.

According to the French ministry, last year, a total of 71 attempts logged to the Channel be illegal to cross. In 2017, there were still 12. The majority of those attempts (57) occurred in november and december. About 504 people were involved. Of them were 276 to the British coast or in the British coastal waters, 228 by France intercepted. Most of them come from Iran.

“The increased attempts are mainly explained by the intensified security at the ferry port and installations of the Eurotunnel’, said the ministry.

London and Paris are also working on a joint action plan, said the ministry.

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