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Aug 14 '17 15:50

On Sunday the police pulled over a refrigerated truck on the A29 near Klaaswaal and found six stowaways inside. Two of them were hypothermic, NOS reports.

The truck was pulled over based on a tip from a motorist who heard knocking from the truck while in traffic. According to the broadcaster, all six stowaways are Iranian. It is believed that they got into the truck in France.

The stowaways were checked over by paramedics before being transferred to the immigrant department.

Aug 11 '17 15:30

Dutch harbors with ferries to England are increasingly faced with Albanians trying to secretly cross to the United Kingdom, according to the Volkskrant. Over the past few months, hundreds of Albanian stowaways were caught in IJmuiden, Hoek van Holland, Europoort and Vlissingen. 

While the number of caught stowaways is comparable to last year - 440 in the first half of this year - the proportion of Albanians among them is increasing steadily, especially in Hoek van Holland and Europoort. In those two ports 92 percent of the caught stowaways were Albanian. 

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Aug 2 '17 15:50

The Terneuzen police found five stowaways, three men and two women, in the back of a truck on Tuessday. One man is from Ethiopia, the rest are from Eritrea, NOS reports.

The truck, with a Spanish driver, was traveling to Vlissingen. While it was driving through th Sluiskil tunnel, one of the stowaways poked his head through the sail on top of the truck and was spotted by a special detection system.

May 2 '17 16:05

The number of stowaways found trying to sneak to England by ferry and boat decreased significantly compared to last year, according to RTV Rijnmond. In the first quarter of 2017 a total of 220 stowaways were detained at Dutch ports, compared to 360 in the same period last year.

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Nov 8 '16 12:50

During the first half of this year the Koninklijke Marechaussee discovered a record number of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands. In total 1,120 undocumented migrants were found, 700 moe than in the same period last year, according to a report State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice released on Tuesday, ANP reports.

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Jul 29 '16 16:50

The Dutch police discovered three stowaways in the loading compartment of a Spanish fruit truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Thursday afternoon. All three stowaways are African men, two from Eritrea and one from Sudan.

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Apr 6 '16 15:50

The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military, found four Iraqi stowaways hiding in the back of a truck in IJmuiden on Wednesday. Two of them were young children. One person was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

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Feb 2 '16 13:15

Ten asylum seekers who were found in a truck on the A50 near Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday, are returning to Africa. The migration police want to send these two women, seven men and one teenager back to their country of origin - Ethiopia and Eritrea in this case

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Jan 22 '16 13:55

Five young men were found stowed away in the back of a refrigerated truck in Warmenhuizen on Thursday afternoon. All five stowaways were suffering from hypothermia. The 53-year-old Spanish truck driver was arrested.

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Dec 29 '15 11:25

Three asylum seekers were discovered hiding in a Portuguese refrigerated truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing in Breda on Tuesday morning. The police believe that the asylum seekers, two Iraqis and one Iranian, sneaked into the truck at a resting place in Lille, France.

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Dec 23 '15 14:15

A 36 year old Hungarian truck driver was arrested in Venlo on Tuesday after seven Iraqi stowaways was found hiding in his truck, the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force working as part of the military - announced on Wednesday.

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Dec 15 '15 11:11

Migrants trying to move across Europe by sneaking onto trucks in Calais, France cost the Dutch transport sector around 150 million euros in damages, Transport and Logistics Netherlands, TLN, announced on Tuesday

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Dec 7 '15 10:23

The Koninklijke Marechaussee, a police force working as part of the military, discovered a total of 19 undocumented migrants hiding on a ferry set to depart from Hoek van Holland to Harwich in England on Saturday.

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Sep 10 '15 09:05

Seven stowaways were discovered in the back of a truck on the ABC Westland business park in Poeldijk on Wednesday afternoon. They have been handed over to the immigration police.

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Aug 27 '15 14:42

Fourteen stowaways were discovered hiding in the back of a cargo truck in Halsteren on Thursday morning. The police believe that they are refugees. The 64 year old Polish truck driver has been arrested for human trafficking.

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Aug 17 '15 11:11

Two Dutchmen were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after 25 undocumented migrants were found hiding in a yacht in the port of IJmuiden on Saturday

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Aug 3 '15 10:14

A truck driver discovered 12 undocumented migrants hiding in his truck on Saturday.

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Jun 22 '15 12:37

Seven undocumented immigrants were discovered in Wijchen, Gelderland on Monday morning. A truck driver found them when he left his truck on an industrial estate

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Jun 17 '15 10:26

The marechaussee, military police, is stepping up security near the borders in an attempt to stop undocumented migration. More and more migrants are trying to get to England via the Netherlands by hiding in containers and trucks.

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Jun 12 '15 15:15

The number of refugees that has been arrested while trying to travel from Hoek van Holland to Britain is already as high as the number arrested throughout the whole of 2014.

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Jun 5 '15 13:11

68 stowaways, including 15 children and two pregnant women, were found hiding inside four trucks at the Harwich International Port in Great Britain on Thursday night. The trucks were transported to England from Hoek van Holland on a Stena Line ferry.

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Jan 21 '15 13:25

Three stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. "I was speechless", says the commander of the ship. "This is Africa."