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The lorry was bound for Harwich port in Essex

The lorry was bound for Harwich port in Essex

The lorry was bound for Harwich port in Essex

Dutch military police have discovered 17 migrants hiding in a truck on board a ferry that was about to depart from the town Hook of Holland to the British port of Harwich.

Police said that a sniffer dog discovered 16 Iraqi men, aged between 15 and 32, and a 25-year-old Syrian woman on Saturday night following a tip from the ferry operator.

The truck's Polish driver was arrested on suspicion of people smuggling.

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