© Khunaspix Dreamstime.

The latest weapon in the ongoing battle to stop migrants smuggling themselves across the Channel and into the UK on freight vehicles – given that the French authorities seem unwilling to actually address the issue while it is on their territory – is a CO2 detector, developed under the guidance of the Freight Transport Association, which has a licence to sell it on its website. Retailing at £299, the units send the truck driver a text message if there is any change in CO2 levels in the trailer, which he can then forward to police officers.

Comment on this article

You must be logged in to post a comment.