French police bust gang which smuggled up to 1,000 migrants into Britain in just one year
The Pierrefitte connection netted nearly £3million from loading them into trucks bound for Britain. For the last 12 months police have watched the group closely, including bugging a bar in the Paris suburbs where the smugglers met to plot their crimes.
Raids this month saw seven people arrested, said French police.
The crime group smuggled migrants living around Paris out to the highway where they were loaded on to trucks.