Officers from Staffordshire Police have stopped a vehicle on the M6 between Junctions 15 and 16 this evening (9 January) and a number of people have exited the back of the vehicle.
A man has been arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.
Colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service are also in attendance.
Police and partners are assessing the welfare of the people who exited the vehicle and we will be liaising with our colleagues in Immigration Enforcement.
The southbound carriageway is now open and the northbound carriageway remains closed for the time being. The force recognise the disruption this is causing to road users and they thank everyone for their co-operation.