The number of fines issued to hauliers found carrying illegal immigrants into the UK has more than tripled over three years as thousands of stowaways have been caught, figures show.

Drivers can face on-the-spot fines of up to £2,000 for every person found hidden on their vehicle at any UK port and the Eurotunnel.

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