Hanoi, 4 (Reuters / EP)
The Vietnam Police have arrested eight people for their alleged relationship with the case of the finding of 39 bodies inside a refrigerated truck in southern England last week, as reported by the Vietnamese state press.
“According to what we have found out about the suspects, we will actively promote investigations to fight and eradicate these networks that bring people illegally to the United Kingdom,” said Nguyen Huu Cau, a senior police officer in Nghe An province, according to picks up the official news agency VNA.
“The best thing to do now is to face the consequences of the incident and help families receive the bodies,” Cau explained, before pointing out that the Vietnam Police are treating the facts as a contraband incident, rather than A case of human trafficking.
Most of the victims were people from the provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, regions where there are few job prospects and where smuggling networks and natural disasters contribute to boosting migration to other countries.
On Friday, the Vietnam Police arrested two people and led to testify several others for their alleged involvement in the organization that would have organized the transfer of the migrants found dead inside the truck located in the town of Grays, in Essex County, In the south of england. The British Police has indicated that most of the fatalities had Vietnamese nationality.