Mimi Vu, Dorothea Czarnecki and Nadia Sebtaoui, The Guardian
Criminal networks are depending on the chaos of Covid and Brexit. Now more than ever we need focus and international cooperation to prevent further tragedies
The 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated as they were being smuggled across the Channel in a sealed refrigeration trailer. Photograph: Essex PoliceSupported by
Fri 1 Jan 2021 08.30 GMT
Trials in the UK of the drivers and haulage organisers involved in the Essex lorry tragedy in which 39 Vietnamese migrants perished ended in guilty pleas and convictions. Vietnam also convicted the agents who brokered the victims’ journeys to the UK and sentenced them to terms of imprisonment.