Video footage has shown the moment British border force officers stormed a ferry to find suspected illegal immigrants.
People were seen being taken off the boat at Newhaven Port flanked by border force officials and police.
The officers were called to the port where a ferry had arrived on New Year’s Eve.
Footage from Sussex Incidents showed them in high-viz jackets patrolling the decks onboard the DFDS boat which had sailed fro Dieppe.
They appeared to search each deck of the vessel, to make sure no one was hiding or had stowed themselves away on board.
Police, Coastguard and RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were also called in to help
Officials were later seen leading the people off the ferry on foot before the rest of the passengers could disembark.
Sussex Police said: “This afternoon, we responded to support Border Force staff dealing with a number of people suspected of not having authority to enter the UK attempting to leave a ferry that had arrived at Newhaven Port.
“Those detained are being taken into custody by Border Force for further inquiries.”
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