Frozen inside a refrigerated truck. This is how 39 of the latest victims of the human trafficking trade have died. Smuggling people in refrigerated containers is common, due to the heat-seeking tools border agents use. The 39 individuals are thought to be Chinese nationals. They were on their way from Belgium to Brittain.
“We have since confirmed that eight of the deceased are women and 31 are men and all are believed to be Chinese nationals,” police said in a statement on Thursday.
the only reason why criminal gangs and people traffickers are making so much money out of all of this is that the refugee resettlement programme in the EU is absolutely destroyed.
There’s this thing called the Dublin regulation under law, which insists a refugee or asylum seeker has to seek asylum in the first EU coiuntry they get into – and if you want to come to the UK, that automatically means you’ll have to get yourself smuggled, otherwise everyone would have to apply for asylum in Greece or Bulgaria or one of these EU border countries.
And European countries repeatedly break the law by refusing these asylum claims. If that refugee policy under law was obeyed inside the EU, then these criminal gangs wouldn’t make any of this money, and people wouldn’t be dying in the way they are.-aljazeera.com
Police found the bodies early on Wednesday in a truck container about 20 miles east of central London. Belgian prosecutors confirmed the container was shipped from the port of Zeebrugge on Tuesday.
The tragedy recalls the deaths of 58 migrants in 2000 in a truck in Dover, England, who had embarked on a months-long journey from China’s Fujian province. They were discovered stowed away with a shipment of tomatoes.