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Media factsheet: Border security

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Border checks: Border Force searches lorries and containers entering the UK on a targeted basis. This includes using carbon dioxide detectors and motion sensors as well as sniffer dogs to detect clandestine on-board lorries and experienced Border Force staff identifying …

Fact Sheet: Small Boats

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Border Force resources in the Channel Border Force has a total fleet of five cutters and six Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPVs). Two CPVs and three cutters, HMC Vigilant, HMC Searcher and HMC Seeker, are currently deployed in the Channel working …