The corpses of 31 men and 8 women were found on October 23 in a container in the Grays industrial area, east of London.
They were arrested Tuesday during a phone call in various places in the Paris region. Thirteen people were indicted on Saturday, May 30, as part of the investigation into the death of 39 migrants in a refrigerated truck last October near London, in the United Kingdom, Franceinfo learned from a judicial source .
These suspects, mainly Vietnamese and French, have all been indicted for “trafficking in human beings in an organized gang”, “assistance with entry to or stay in an organized gang” and “criminal association”. Six of them are also being prosecuted for “manslaughter”. Of the 13 suspects, 12 were placed in pre-trial detention and one under judicial supervision. In addition, 13 people were arrested in Belgium and a network organizer was arrested in Germany this week.
On October 23, 2019, the corpses of 31 men and eight women of Vietnamese nationality, including two 15-year-old adolescents, were discovered in a container in the Grays industrial area, east of London. The container came from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.