The Albanians were found in the English Channel
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Two men jailed for smuggling 18 Albanians into Britain

Two men have each been jailed for more than four years for smuggling 18 Albanian migrants into the UK.

They were caught as the group, including two children, were rescued from their sinking inflatable boat a mile-and-a-half off the Kent coast in May.

Immigration officials said the Albanians were in a "perilous" state without life jackets and facing potential death.

  • 29 Jul 2016