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Essex lorry deaths: Trafficking gang ringleader jailed in Belgium

BBC News

January 19, 2022

A Belgian court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to 15 years in prison after ruling that he was the ringleader of a gang that trafficked migrants found dead in a lorry in the UK.

Vo Van Hong was found guilty of leading a cross-Channel people trafficking operation based in Belgium.

Thirty-nine Vietnamese people, aged 15-44, were discovered suffocated at an industrial estate in Essex in 2019.

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