Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters

Essex truck deaths: why are so many Chinese and Vietnamese being trafficked to the UK?

  • The discovery of 39 dead migrants in a refrigerated truck in Britain highlights a rise in modern slavery cases featuring Chinese and Vietnamese victims
  • Those figures are the tip of the iceberg. Many more are hidden in the shadows of illicit cannabis farms, nail bars and brothels

Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Essex, Britain. Photo: Reuters
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