Thirty nine migrants, 31 men and eight women, were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Essex, Britain on October 23, 2019.
Marius Mihai Draghici was jailed for 12 years and 7 months over the deaths of 39 migrants who suffocated in a lorry brought to the UK from Belgium in 2019.
A news photographer at the scene said a man drove up and threw three petrol bombs at the facility before driving to a nearby filling station and killing himself.
Dragos Stefan Damian was extradited from Italy to face a British court following the investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals.
The trial of 23 people in Bruges follows prison sentences handed down in Britain in January to seven men for manslaughter.
Europol said each person was charged between US$5,800-US$9,200 for the trip from camps in Bosnia to Italy or Spain.
Ngo Sy Tai is wanted in Belgium over allegations he ran a so-called ‘safe house’ for his fellow Vietnamese nationals in Brussels.
The leader of the group Ronan Hughes was sentenced to 20 years while another major figure Gheorghe Nica got 27.
The father of one of the 39 Vietnamese victims said he feels sorry for the men convicted of manslaughter, while another said they should have given the migrants some air.
The deaths of the 39 men, women and children in the back of a truck shocked Britain and Vietnam and shone a spotlight on the illicit trade in migrants.
The victims were discovered in England last October at the back of a truck, in a shocking incident which shone a light on global people smuggling.
The bodies of 39 migrants from Vietnam were found in a refrigerated truck near London in October. Numerous arrests were made in Europe and Vietnam.
Ronan Hughes admitted playing a part in the deaths of the men, women and children in court on Friday.
Last October, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead inside a truck’s refrigerated container that had been hauled to England.
Northern Ireland’s Maurice Robinson pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges at a London court.
Two more arrests made in connection with deaths of 39 migrants found in back of refrigerated trailer in Essex.
Nguyen was just a child when he and his mother were captured in Vietnam. He was trafficked to the UK and forced to work on a cannabis farm before finally being rescued.
The bodies and ashes of 23 of the victims arrived in Hanoi, after 16 were flown home earlier in the week.
Maurice Robinson, 25, faces manslaughter charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found on October 23.
The teenage boy was among the 39 bodies found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last month, a newspaper report said.
The 31 men and eight women are believed to have paid people traffickers for their clandestine transit into England, in one of Britain’s worst incidents of people smuggling.
The bodies of 39 people, all of whom are believed to be Vietnamese according to British police, were found in the back of a refrigerated truck near London last month.
Vietnam arrests two suspects in connection with case, while UK seeks to question two brothers from Northern Ireland.
British police said Ronan Hughes and his brother Christopher are crucial to their inquiries into the discovery of the 39 bodies in the container.
Vietnam ordered an investigation into overseas trafficking after the bodies of 39 migrants, most of them thought to be Vietnamese, were found in a truck in Britain on October 23.
Parents borrowed thousands of dollars to pay for children’s flights, fake passports and truck rides.
The discovery of 39 dead migrants in a truck in Britain highlights a rise in modern slavery cases featuring Chinese and Vietnamese victims. Many more are hidden in the shadows of illicit cannabis farms, nail bars and brothels.