Police are seen on the scene the place our bodies had been found in a truck container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019. Photograph by Reuters/Peter Nicholls
A Vietnamese man within the U.Ok. was arrested for his involvement in a community smuggling compatriots to the U.Ok.
Mai Van Nguyen, 32, was arrested Tuesday in Birmingham on two costs, conspiracy to help illegal immigration and cash laundering, Birmingham Mail reported.
The Nationwide Crime Company, which made the arrest, stated it was a part of an investigation into the smuggling of individuals into the U.Ok., in keeping with Nationwide Information.
“These teams deal with individuals as a commodity to be profited from and are fairly blissful to place lives in danger. We’re decided to do all we are able to to cease them,” stated NCA Department Operations Supervisor Paul Boniface.
A number of arrests and costs have been made associated to the smuggling of Vietnamese migrants into the U.Ok., with essentially the most high-profile case being the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants on the again of a truck in Essex in October 2019.
Two victims had been as younger as 15, and most had been from Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces in north-central Vietnam, the place poor job prospects, environmental disasters and the promise of monetary reward overseas gasoline migration.
Among the many arrested was Vo Van Hong, 45, the Vietnamese head of a human smuggling gang sentenced in Belgium to fifteen years in jail for manslaughter.