Traffickers have posted adverts on TikTok offering “100,000 percent secure” boats in good weather.
An increase in the number of Albanian migrants crossing the English Channel is expected after people smugglers posted about “100,000 percent secure” boats in good weather.
The advert was posted on TikTok on Tuesday evening offering safe journeys as a return to calmer seas is expected after a week of storms and rains prevented most crossings.
One of the adverts with a background picture of Albanians in small boats in the Channel said the trip would be easy.
They said: “Journey to England on a boat.”
Ministers are increasingly concerned that as many as 10,000 migrants could reach Britain by the end of the year. There are fears that any increase will put pressure on asylum processing centre at Manston in Kent.
The Home Office has already attempted to deal with the overcrowding at the facility by dispersing 2,800 migrants to hotels and other accommodation.
Albanians have comprised 12,000 of the 40,000 migrants who have reached the UK in small boats so far this year.
On Wednesday, it was announced by the Home Office that 22 Albanians had been removed directly from Manston to their home country. Ministers have also been scrambling to find suitable accommodation for the migrants often in hotels.
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Source: Albanian migrant numbers expected to rise as people traffickers capitalise on calm weather