Chocolate-covered immigrants in lorry headed for Mars

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The UK's Daily Mail newspaper reports that fifteen illegal immigrants were arrested last week after they were found hiding in a lorry filled with around 20 tonnes of cocoa powder.

According to the report, the immigrants had entered the tanker, half-filled with fine chocolate powder, as it left Amsterdam to journey to a Mars factory in Slough, UK.

Police were alerted after the driver of the 37-ton vehicle prepared to unload his cargo.

The Daily Mail continues that staff at the Mars factory - where Mars Bars and Twix are produced - declined to comment on the incident.

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