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Home Office contractors tried to sell drugs to migrants


Home Office contractors have been removed from the migrant processing centre at Manston, Kent. The workers were disciplined after it emerged they had attempted to sell illegal drugs to asylum seekers.

The issue came to light after asylum seekers at the controversial site complained that security stage tried to sell them cannabis, according to the Guardian.

Other security guards are also understood to have raised concerns that their colleagues were smoking while on duty.

Responding to reports, the Home Office said in a statement: “The Home Office expects the highest standards of professionalism from all those contracted to manage the detention estate.

“The individuals involved in this incident were swiftly removed from the site and we will continue to take robust action against those whose behaviour falls beneath those high standards.”