A Passauer judge sentenced the carrier to three years and ten months in prison. He had smuggled 40 people to Germany.
For the smuggling of more than 40 migrants to Germany have to a freight forwarder for three years and ten months in prison. The district court of Passau condemned unworthy the 47-year-old man on charges of illegal Smuggling of aliens among people and life-threatening conditions - but not commercial - and band. Further Smuggling of could not be demonstrated to the man, told judge Ursula Raab-Gaudin on Thursday. "Worse than a sheep transport", calling it the journey. The verdict is not yet legally binding.
The refugees from Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Somalia were launched in March of last year by a driver from Romania to Bavaria, and in a forest close to Ruhstorf an der Rott in the district of Passau exposed to. The temperatures at that time amounted to between zero and minus eight degrees. The ride in the Truck to have lasted 24 hours. The truck was loaded with wood pallets, behind which the refugees, including nine children, hidden. As the load abbremste truck, move the pallets, and injured as a result, several of the migrants.
The treatment was very humiliating and dangerous, said judge Raab-Gaudin. You are a voice in the process from the "summit of humiliation" and the "most reprehensible Form of transportation of people". The 47-year-old man who operates in Brühl, Baden-Württemberg, a company had to be forced, its trucks for the smuggling. The truck driver, the court had already condemned in a separate process to a three-year prison sentence.