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British man smuggles illegal migrants on his VW pick-up

British man smuggles illegal migrants on his VW pick-up

LONDON:  A British people-smuggler Steve Pearson picks up illegal migrants in Calais, hides them in his VW van and takes them to the UK and other countries – for free.

Steve Pearson believes it’s the moral thing to do – even though admitting to the illegal smuggling of migrants could get him arrested.

‘I bring them in because the other alternative is them grabbing hold of the bottom of a lorry and they’re going to come in anyway,’ says Mr Pearson.

A British man, Steve Pearson, told that he picks up illegal migrants in Calais, hides them in his VW van and takes them to the UK and other countries without charge

Mr Pearson was interviewed on gangs of people smugglers in Calais, who are offering migrants a menu of prices to be transported to Britain – ranging from £700 ‘economy class’ to £6,500 to secure a place in a lorry.