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The Latest: Dutch police discover migrants on UK-bound ferry

The Latest: Dutch military police discover migrants on ferry about to sail to Britain

The Latest: Dutch police discover migrants on UK-bound ferry

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of people make their way to Europe and across the continent, seeking safety and a better life. All times local.

2:55 p.m.

Dutch military police have discovered 17 migrants hiding in a truck on board a ferry that was about to depart from the town Hook of Holland to the British port of Harwich.

Police said Sunday that a sniffer dog discovered 16 Iraqi men, aged between 15 and 32, and a 25-year-old Syrian woman on Saturday night following a tip from the ferry operator. The truck's Polish driver was arrested on suspicion of people smuggling.

Later in the evening two young men from Syria and Iraq were detained as they attempted to climb into a truck.


Updated : 2021-09-22 19:55 GMT+08:00