Dom Littlewood’s latest BBC investigation series gives viewers an insight into the secrets of Britain’s most secure institutions, businesses and buildings. Having a first-hand take a look at what it takes to bust criminals, Dom also spent a while with the UK Border Force to grasp their ways of stopping illegal items from entering the country. When recounting what he was most surprised at while working with the team, Dom revealed the “lucky break” they encountered when searching certainly one of the lorries.
“Well, that was pretty amazing. We covered various things being imported over and we worked with the police and the Border Force authority to look into the freight section,” he told Express.co.uk and other press.
“Now amazingly this port brings in 1000 lorries a day and these men and ladies down there, they have to attempt to spot people smuggling illegal things in and there is also things coming by which sometimes they don’t seem to be aware of.”
Dom continued: “For instance, sometimes animals, cats might get the back of lorries and find it nice and warm or fall asleep. , that might need happened in Cali.
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Recalling the moment, Dom exclaimed: “Oh my god! Well, at that time, he was put under arrest they usually take him off to the side, but now nobody’s allowed within the truck until the forensics team arrived.”
Dom explained that whilst the motive force was detained he asked for his asthma pump which was alleged to be in his glove box
“So the guy who’s now sitting within the lorry, he’s got rubber gloves on and goes to the glove box and one other five kilograms fell out and his inhaler wasn’t there,” he continued.
“In order that they checked his pillow, one other five kilograms fell out, they shook his quilt, one other five kilograms, and at that time, they found 30 kilograms in about two minutes of pure cocaine.
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“So protected to say that guy won’t be won’t be seeing the sunshine of day for but while we were filming so it’s totally, very strange how it really works.
“It shows how thorough these individuals are, that was a lucky break but quite a lot of it’s intel led, they might need intel coming from abroad so, there’s lots happening behind the scenes as well,” he admitted.
The series is just one other investigative documentary so as to add to Dom’s successful profession, but he has since revealed he’s taking a break.
He explained: “Well in the mean time, so I’m taking a little bit little bit of day off, getting a little bit drained. I’m helping my good friend Steve.
“He’s sailing his boat across the Mediterranean East. He has taken early retirement and acquired a ship and he’s now going to survive it in Turkey.”
The series will show audiences how drug hauls and smuggling are handled on the channel, with the force patrols implementing the laws where needed.
Moreover, the series will hear first-hand testimonies from victims of crime and provides useful insight into how the team has mitigated against it from happening again.
Dom also takes a better take a look at home in the case of security inside high-profile live shows and sporting events.
Maximum Security airs on BBC One at 10am from twenty ninth August.