4th Person Arrested in Connection to the 39 Bodies Found in U.K. Truck – TIME

(LONDON) — A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the investigation into one of the country’s worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said a 48-year-old man from Northern Ireland was arrested Friday […]

3 More Arrests After 39 Bodies Are Found in Truck in U.K. – The New York Times

Some Chinese attempting to make their way to Western countries pay middlemen known as “snakeheads” to facilitate the journey. It can cost about $50,000 to $60,000 to be smuggled into Europe and $70,000 to $80,000 for the United States, according to Sheldon Zhang, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell who specializes in human […]

UK government under pressure to publish forecasts after budget scrapped – The Guardian

The UK government is coming under mounting pressure to publish economic forecasts after scrapping its plan to hold an early November budget, as Boris Johnson pushes for a snap election before Christmas. In a development that effectively blocks the release of the forecasts, the chancellor, Sajid Javid, confirmed on Friday he would not deliver his […]

2 More Arrests After 39 Bodies Are Found in Truck in U.K. – The New York Times

That container had also been shipped across from Zeebrugge, Belgium, and the authorities later said the immigrants might have been brought over from the Chinese coastal province of Fujian by a criminal gang. The deaths scandalized China at the time and prompted the government to announce a crackdown on human trafficking. But even as China […]

Two more arrested after 39 victims found in Essex truck container — live updates – CNN International

The Clementine ferry belongs to Cobelfret Ferries and regularly shuttles between Zeebrugge, Belgium, and Purfleet, UK. CNN The truck container found carrying 39 bodies in Essex was transported from Belgium to the UK on a ferry called the Clementine, CNN has ascertained. The Clementine belongs to Cobelfret Ferries and regularly shuttles between Zeebrugge, Belgium, and […]

U.K. police say 39 bodies found in truck container believed to be Chinese – The Washington Post

Lucy Moreton of the Immigration Services Union, which represents British border, customs and immigration officers, said that desperate attempts to reach Britain appeared to be on the rise. She described a form of modern-day slavery in which Chinese, Bangladeshi, Vietnamese and others allow themselves to be shipped to Britain, where they toiled for years in […]

How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? October verdict – The Guardian

Pound surges on Brexit progress The pound has surged to the highest levels in five months amid mounting hopes that Britain can leave the EU without Boris Johnson resorting to a disruptive no-deal Brexit. As the prime minister edged towards agreeing a new deal with Brussels, the currency rallied strongly on the foreign exchanges, posting […]

39 Bodies Found in Truck Are Likely Chinese, U.K. Police Say – The New York Times

Some fellow truck drivers on social media raised questions about whether the driver would have known what was inside the trailer before he drove off. Using the hashtag #JusticeforMo, the driver Danny Nicholson wrote that he would often pick up “unaccompanied trailers” shipped to the United Kingdom without a cab. “This arrest of this driver […]

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