Viernamite authorities look for a fifth person in an operation against human trafficking
By death of 39 immigrants in the United Kingdom, there are four detainees in Vietnam
Authorities in Vietnam have arrested four people and are looking for a fifth in an operation against human trafficking initiated after 39 migrants were found dead in a truck in the United Kingdom on October 23.
The police operation took place on Saturday in the province of Nghe An, in the center of the country, where, together with the neighboring province of Ha Tinh, 24 families have so far denounced the disappearance of family members after the event.
The detainees, between 40 and 60, have been accused of organizing or forcing other people to travel abroad or work abroad illegally through an agency that would have handled 400 applications since 2015, according to the VnExpress portal.
The authorities are looking for a fifth person who had been denounced by a woman he allegedly helped to go to work in France, from where he ended up being expelled for using a false visa.
Police initially reported that all the victims found in the truck were of Chinese nationality, but later admitted that the data on the identification of the bodies are evolving.
The Vietnam Embassy in the United Kingdom contacted the police to express their fears that there were deaths in the Southeast Asian country among those killed in the truck.
The Vietnamese provinces of Ha Tinh and Nghe An have a high percentage of rural population and development levels are lower than those in other parts of Vietnam, so many of their young people try to emigrate to Europe in search of opportunities.