China News Service, September 15th. According to Agence France-Presse, on the 14th local time, the Vietnamese court announced that four suspects involved in the container truck case in Essex, England were sentenced to two and a half to seven and a half years in prison.
According to reports, the four defendants were between 26 and 36 years old. They were found guilty of "organizing and arranging illegal immigration." The central court of Ha Tinh Province sentenced four people to two and a half to seven and a half years in prison.
Three others have been sentenced to probation.
On October 23, 2019, the British police found 39 bodies in a container truck in an industrial park in Essex, southeast England.
The Essex County Police subsequently issued a statement stating that the 39 victims were all Vietnamese.
Data map: On October 24, 2019 local time, in Essex, England, people laid flowers to mourn the dead where the truck was found.
British police found 39 bodies in a truck container in Essex in the early morning of the 23rd.
Prior to this, the British, French and Belgian police also arrested many people involved in the case, including truck driver Robinson.
Robinson was charged with multiple crimes by the British prosecutors, involving manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic in human beings, conspiracy to assist illegal immigration, and money laundering.
On April 8, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter in the Central Criminal Court in London.