ritisk police hunt two brothers from northern Ireland in the case of the 39 people dead in a truck near London last week.
The two wanted men are, according to police in Essex, the 40-year-old Ronan Hughes and his brother Christopher, 34 years old. They are suspected of manslaughter and to be with in a menneskesmuglerring.
- It is of crucial importance for our investigation, we find the the Hughes brothers and interrogates them, says the lead investigator in the police, Stuart Hooper.
- At present, we assume that they are in northern Ireland, but they also have connections in the republic of Ireland, says Hooper. He encourages anyone with information in the case to contact his team.
Monday was the truck's driver, Maurice Robinson, produced in court and charged with, among other things, negligent manslaughter, money laundering, and assistance to, human trafficking.
Police officers from Vietnam is on its way to the Uk to assist with the identification of the victims, writes the local vietnamese media.
British police have sent papers to Vietnam, which is working to identify the many dead who were found in a lastbilcontainer in Essex on Wednesday last week.
the Authorities have begun to collect dna material from families in the provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, where several of the alleged victims is believed to be from.
At first police believed that the 39 victims were probably chinese. But the page has several vietnamese families have turned to the police. They fear that their family members are among the dead.
the Case has generated increased awareness and debate about human trafficking and the fight against it.
About ten percent of the estimated 7000 victims of slavery, as was found in the Uk last year, was the vietnamese. Most are smuggled into the country to work with the cultivation of cannabis and in manicure salons.
the united nations estimates that at the global level is captured over 40 million people in modern slavery. In the network, which is behind this form of trading, there is a turnover of over 150 billion u.s. dollars (1000 billion dollars).