Published: 10:21, 05 December 2019
| Updated: 10:44, 05 December 2019
Motorists were held up on the M20 while police searched lorries for migrants.
In a since-deleted tweet, Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit, confirmed the delay was due to police activity, and officers were "searching for a particular vehicle".
Police had been tipped off word that a small group of people were reportedly travelling in a trailer of a lorry.
The motorway search was called off about an hour and 20 minutes later after the migrants were found in Surrey.
A police spokesman said: "At approximately 9.20pm, Kent Police was notified by Surrey Police that three people had been located in Surrey and they were handed into the care of the Home Office."
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