Smugglers' Rwanda lies push boat migrants to daily record – The Times

Migrants are being told by people smugglers that they must reach Britain before the Rwanda policy takes effect, which has contributed to a record 1,295 people crossing the Channel in a single day.
The Ministry of Defence disclosed yesterday that on Monday 27 boats reached the UK carrying an average of almost 50 migrants each. One vessel picked up by Border Force rescuers had 59 people on board.
French officials intercepted fewer than a quarter of all attempted crossings that day, preventing 390 migrants in 13 boats from crossing.
Adverts on social media reveal that people smugglers are targeting potential “customers” by saying the only way to avoid being removed from the UK on a plane to Rwanda is to make the journey before a
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