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UK News Essex deaths: Number of migrants smuggled to UK in containers 'on the rise'

00:25  24 october  2019
00:25  24 october  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

Essex lorry deaths: PSNI search two NI addressses

  Essex lorry deaths: PSNI search two NI addressses Police have searched two addresses in Northern Ireland as officers continue to question a Co Armagh man over the discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated lorry trailer.One address was in Markethill and one in Laurelvale, the BBC reported. Mr Robinson remains in custody for questioning by Essex Police on suspicion of murder.

There were no survivors. Essex lorry deaths : Latest updates. Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said identifying the victims "remains our number one priority". Since then, five bodies of suspected migrants have been found in lorries or containers in the UK Holyhead. People smuggling . Grays.

AS 39 suspected migrants are found dead in a lorry in Essex , we lift the lid on the sinister trade of people smuggling . Here, experts reveal how The National Crime Agency (NCA) reported that the number of migrants being smuggled into the UK in containers and lorries has risen in the last year.

  Essex deaths: Number of migrants smuggled to UK in containers 'on the rise' © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The number of migrants being smuggled into the UK in containers and lorries has risen in the last year, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

In May officials said there had been "increasing use of higher risk methods of clandestine entry" to the UK by organised immigration crime gangs who move people across borders illegally.

Its annual national strategic assessment report said: "These include the movement of migrants (including children) into the UK in containers, refrigerated HGVs and small boats, at a high risk to life of those migrants smuggled."

Chinese victims of trafficking and slavery to the UK soared by 50 per cent in last 12 months

  Chinese victims of trafficking and slavery to the UK soared by 50 per cent in last 12 months Immigration officials say it's impossible to check every vehicle entering the countrySome 451 Chinese people were passed on to the agency in 2018, including 17 children, up from 293 in total the previous year. Only people claiming to be from Vietnam, Albania and the United Kingdom itself had more referrals.

The number of migrants who die in transit has been recorded by the UN since 2014. Since then, five bodies of suspected migrants have been found in lorries or containers in the UK Are you in the area? If it is safe for you to do so please get in touch by emailing [email protected] uk .

People smugglers are picking new routes into the UK after a security drive at Dover and the Channel Tunnel. The most common one is being hidden in the back of a lorry, but increasingly commercial shipping containers are being used, sometimes even refrigerated ones of the type seen on the back

The past year has also seen an increase in the number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel by boat, which experts have partially linked to the UK enforcing more stringent border checks. That in turn has made the option of truck crossings a more difficult and costly affair, as smugglers raise their fees.

Officers began the task of identifying the victims who were discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday morning (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

In a separate annual report for 2018-19, the NCA said the "majority of clandestine attempts to enter the UK involve concealments in HGV and other motor vehicles from Calais, Zeebrugge or through the Eurotunnel", having warned in April that crime gangs were attempting to smuggle migrants into the UK at "less busy" ports after a clampdown in security at major ones.

Essex Lorry Deaths: Family Fears For Missing Vietnamese Woman

  Essex Lorry Deaths: Family Fears For Missing Vietnamese Woman Fears are growing that one of the 39 victims found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex this week could be a Vietnamese woman whose family say she has gone missing. Initially suspected to be Chinese migrants, it has emerged that at least one of the deceased might have been Vietnamese. On Friday the country’s embassy in London confirmed it has contacted police in regard to a missing woman feared to be one of the 39 people found dead in a lorry on Wednesday.A spokesman for the embassy said they had been contacted by a family in Vietnam which claimed their daughter had been missing “since the lorry was found”.

found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex as part of a wide-ranging murder investigation into the UK ’s worst In an unrelated incident, nine undocumented migrants were found alive in a lorry on the M20 in Ch Supt Andrew Mariner of Essex police said: “This is a tragic incident where a large number of

A number of businesses operate from the estate, which is close to the large Lakeside shopping complex. A man behind the counter of a Richard Burnett, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, said: “This tragedy highlights the danger of migrant gangs people- smuggling on lorries.”

a group of people riding on the back of a truck © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Haulage industry experts suggested the lorry avoided the tighter checks for people-smuggling at Calais and Dover, which have increased in the last 12 months.

Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, said: "It's highly unlikely that if this vehicle has come from Europe that it's been physically checked. Because of the migrant issue at Dover and Calais, you've got far more checks."

Intelligence gathering

The NCA's multi-million pound Project Invigor was launched in 2017 to tackle high-risk people smuggling. It has been trying to gather intelligence in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as countries which would be passed through in transit to target and disrupt organised crime groups operating along the whole route.

A document setting out the programme said migrant smuggling was a "multi-national business" and organised crime groups involved originate from all over the world, "making billions of dollars per year".

Essex lorry deaths: Man from Co Down arrested by Gardai

  Essex lorry deaths: Man from Co Down arrested by Gardai The bodies of 39 people were found in a lorry on ThursdayThe man aged, 23, is believed to be from Co Down, Northern Ireland and is expected to appear to before the Criminal Courts of Justice today.

How increasing numbers of migrants from Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa pay £10,000 to get into UK in back of Figures revealed after 39 bodies found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Essex . The number of migrants being smuggled into Britain in containers and lorries rose in the last year

The 13 migrants were discovered in a hay compartment of the truck carrying livestock in the French Investigators also searched properties in Grays, Essex , and Worthing, West Sussex, seizing The four men arrested in the UK on suspicion of facilitating immigration have been released under investigation

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The exact scale of the problem is unknown and the NCA is yet to publish statistics on most of its work in this area. But it does say the number of potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery reported to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) - has continued to rise. Last year there were 6,993 cases - a 36 per cent increase on 2017.

The NRM programme was set up to identify and support victims and may include those who came to the UK as a result of people smuggling, although investigators believe this could be a small percentage of the overall figure. The figures may be able to give some idea of the scale of the problem but are not specific to people smuggling.

Today's discovery is not the worst of its kind in the UK. The bodies of 58 Chinese people were found in a container at Dover, Kent, in 2000. Seven men were jailed by a Dutch court for their role in the human-smuggling operation that led to the young people suffocating and the Dutch lorry driver was jailed for 14 years.

The number of migrants who die in transit has been recorded by the UN since 2014. Since then, and until today, five bodies of suspected migrants have been found in lorries or containers in the UK. Data was not collected in the same way before the migrant crisis began in 2014, but such deaths are not new.

12 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Belgium .
Twelve migrants have been found alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Belgium. The men, who were originally from Syria and Sudan, were discovered by police in a motorway parking area outside Antwerp.Officers went to the scene after the driver of the vehicle, which was carrying fruit and vegetables, alerted authorities.The group has now been taken to an immigration office in the city.It comes a week after 39 migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex.

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