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Crime network planned to use boats and jet ski to smuggle migrants to UK: Six men who were part of a crime group attempting to use small boats and a jet ski to smuggle migrants across the Channel into the UK have been found guilty, following a nine week trial at the Old Bailey.

The lengthy investigation, led by the National Crime Agency, focused on two separate criminal networks working together, one Albanian and one from Kent and was carried out with the support of the French National Police, Immigration Enforcement, Kent Police and Border Force.

The plot involved Albanian organisers Artur Nutaj and Saba Dulaj who attempted to illegally facilitate Albanian migrants into the UK from the north coast of France, working with a Kent-based group, led by the Powell family – father Leonard and sons George and Alfie – to provide the transport facilities.

The Kent group had access to a number of fast Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) and other general maritime vessels, which were used in their attempts to transport the migrants.

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Crime network planned to use boats and jet ski to smuggle migrants to UK: Six men who were part of a crime group attempting to use small boats and a jet ski to smuggle migrants across the Channel into the UK have been found guilty, following a nine week trial at the Old Bailey.The lengthy investigation, led by the National Crime Agency, focused on two separate criminal networks working together, one Albanian and one from Kent and was carried out with the support of the French National Police, Immigration Enforcement, Kent Police and Border Force.The plot involved Albanian organisers Artur Nutaj and Saba Dulaj who attempted to illegally facilitate Albanian migrants into the UK from the north coast of France,