English police have released 18 people from a refrigerated truck on Tuesday. The driver noticed people in his vehicle near the East English city of Peterborough and reported them to authorities. No injuries, everyone is fine, someone said Notice from Cambridgeshire Constable. They were handed over to immigration officials.
“Stories like this are painful, but they show that slavery and trafficking are real,” it said. The press release did not provide additional information about the nationalities of the perpetrators or victims. The incident follows a similar incident last week when three people were rescued from the back of a truck on the A14 near Brampton.
Again and again in Great Britain people are trafficked into the country in trucks or observed without being caught. In October 2019, the case of 39 Vietnamese nationals killed in an airtight truck trailer in the southeast of the country caused a stir. The kidnappers were sentenced to up to 27 years in prison.