A dozen illegal immigrants have been caught trying to smuggle themselves into the UK hidden in a Kenilworth-bound lorry full of classic cars.
The 12 men were found by UK Border Agency officers in Calais on April 7 after they noticed a lorry had been tampered with.
The vehicle, carrying Alvis classic cars dating back to the 1920s, was stopped before it could get on a ferry and the seven Afghans and five Iranians were handed over to French authorities.
A UK Border Agency spokesman said: "We have hundreds of UK Border Agency officers based at ports in France and Belgium, working to stop illegal immigrants before they get to the UK. In addition to manual searches we use body detection, carbon dioxide detectors and heartbeat monitors to find well hidden stowaways.
"Our juxtaposed controls continue to prevent illegal migrants from entering the UK, stopping over 28,000 attempts to enter the UK in 2008 and searching over a million lorries."