Speaking at the RHA’s Compliance Conference on 9 September, Andy Coram, assistant director at UK Border Force, announced predictions that Border Force will have prevented 80,000 migrants from illegally entering the UK by the end of 2015.
The figure, if correct, will be double that of 2014 and nearly four times the number recorded in 2013.
Coram highlighted the problems of migrants forcing padlocks open and tampering with seals on vehicles. He also noted that soft-sided vehicles and tankers were particularly vulnerable, as they are harder for Border Force to search.
To support compliance, Border Force has published a list of accredited companies that comply with their codes of practice, which can be found on the gov.uk website.
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