A people smuggler who doused his human cargo in bleach in a bid to avoid detection has been jailed.
Three Albanian men wearing clothing stained with bleach were found hidden in a trailer by Border Force officers.
They needed medical treatment before they could be handed over to authorities, the Home Office said.
Romanian national Costel Nicuta, 42, was arrested at the Channel Tunnel entrance in Coquelles, France.
There was a strong smell of bleach and Nicuta also had some on his hoodie.
The men were found inside a purpose-built compartment on the trailer’s roof.
Nicuta was charged with assisting unlawful immigration into the UK and has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to the offence.