Man extradited over UK migrant deaths


A court in the United Kingdom has ordered the extradition of a Vietnamese man to Belgium, where he is wanted over the deaths of 39 migrants found in a lorry.

Ngo Sy Tai has been on the run from authorities in Europe, who allege that he was a member of a criminal network involved in large scale organised people smuggling.

He is suspected of transporting at least 10 of the 39 found dead in Essex in October 2019, moving them from a safe house in Anderlecht in taxis to a location near the French/Belgian border before they were put onto the lorry.

After hearing the migrants had died, it is alleged that Tai fled Belgium and went to Germany before moving to the UK.

He has since been tracked down by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to an address in Worcestershire, England, where he was arrested.

Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London has approved his extradition to Belgium.

The NCA’s Head of Organised Immigration Crime Operations, Miles Bonfield, said they were determined to ensure justice for the families of those who died in the lorry.

He said: “We are working closely with partners in the UK, Europe and beyond to disrupt and dismantle organised criminal networks.” — Vietnam News/ANN

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