(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Officers have charged a 64-year-old man with facilitating illegal entry to the UK, following the discovery by ‘ Border Force ‘ of eight Albanian migrants on board a motor-cruiser in the English Channel #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: National Crime Agency officers have charged a 64-year-old man with facilitating illegal entry to the UK after discovering eight illegal migrants on a yacht.

Yacht and border force cutterUpdate 8 November 2019:

NCA officers have charged a 64-year-old man with facilitating illegal entry to the UK, following the discovery of eight Albanian migrants on board a motor cruiser in the English Channel: The vessel was intercepted by a Border Force cutter off the coast of West Sussex on Wednesday afternoon and taken into Portsmouth, where the seven adults and one minor on board were handed to immigration authorities: Boat skipper Charles Edward Lynch, of no fixed abode, was charged late last night and is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates this morning.

Original Report: 07 November 2019:

The National Crime Agency has begun an investigation after the discovery of eight illegal migrants on a yacht: The vessel, a 46 foot motor cruiser, was intercepted by the Border Force cutter Seeker and a coastguard helicopter yesterday evening (6 November) and escorted into Portsmouth; Eight Albanian nationals were found on board and their cases will now be dealt with in line with UK immigration rules by Immigration Enforcement: The vessel’s skipper, a 64-year-old British national, has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to facilitate a breach of immigration laws and is now being questioned by NCA investigators: The boat is being forensically examined at Portsmouth naval base.

NCA operations manager Martin Matthews said: “The NCA works closely with our law enforcement partners to protect our borders, and targeting and disrupting criminal groups involved in people smuggling is one of our highest priorities: “This particular incident is now the subject of a criminal investigation, and I’m grateful for the assistance of Border Force, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Ministry of Defence in that.”

#AceNewsDesk reports …………….Published: Nov.08: 2019:

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