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 […]

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