The four illegal immigrants who made off from a truck trailer near a Moray food plant have now been traced by police and are currently in custody.
They join the two who were originally arrested close to Baxters of Fochabers on May 30.
After extensive joint police and Home Office inquiries in the area over the weekend, a Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that the four who were at large had been traced in the Fochabers area.
Last Friday, six people were found in the trailer of a truck which had just returned to the Baxters plant from the continent. Two were detained almost immediately, but the other four went on the run and were at large in the surrounding area.
At the time they were discovered, extensive police inquiries were carried out in the area and some local shop keepers reported seeing foreign males on Fochabers’ High Street with one in particular having entered a chemists before leaving without speaking or buying anything.
Over the weekend it is understood the Home Office assisted police in trying to trace the four remaining men.
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said: “Six men are currently detained pending removal from the UK following an incident at Fochabers in Moray at the end of last week.”
The spokeswoman confirmed that four of the men were aged between 23 and 45 and were from Afghanistan. A 40-year-old male originated from Kuwait and the sixth male was a 24-year-old of Indian origin.
She added: “We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration.
“Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we will take action to remove them.”