Advance passenger lists have led to 10,000 arrests at the border according to the Government.
Airlines and ships due to arrive or depart from the UK submit passenger details electronically to a screening system known as e-Borders.
Immigration minister Damian Green announced that murderers, rapists and illegal immigrants have been arrested since the system was introduced in 2005, with an average of 52 arrests a week across the UK.
Green said: "From 2013 the new dedicated Border Policing Command, part of the National Crime
Agency, will further strengthen security at the border, providing leadership and
coordination based on a single national threat assessment and strategy."
The e-Borders system now screens over 90% of flights from outside the EU and up to 55% of all journeys to and from the UK.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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