People smuggling gang get 48 years


A gang of human traffickers who made a fortune smuggling Albanian migrants across the Channel into Britain in a fleet of high-speed powerboats were jailed for more than 48 years. Leonard Powell, 66, his son Alfie, 39, and Wayne Bath, 38, used four rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) to provide a ‘very lucrative’ ferry service. They also planned to start a personalised service bringing individuals over on the back of jet-skis, the Old Bailey heard. Albanians were picked up on a…

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