Saturday, 2 July 2016. Border Crossing From Dover. A police officer looks in the trunk of a white Iveco with Bulgarian license plate. Empty. But according to him there is something wrong. The policeman gets off the van to the outside. Foot for foot. Counting his steps strengthens his gut instinct: the cargo compartment on the outside is just too big for what he gets to see it. Despite the empty trailer, asks the policeman to the driver, the two rear doors of the handling sessions to open. According to the driver, can't do that. "Broken," he says. While the policeman at the doors rattling, he hears from the nothing vote.Ingenious system
Once the doors open, there is a second pair of doors, a secret gap to be built. In this are banks of less than 30 inches deep mounted to the migrants on top of each other to stack. There are now five. A mother and her four children. Three of them are minor. This was the first time that the case of smuggling against the lamp ran with their ingenious system. Because until then bundled criminal gangs generally prefer as much as possible, transmigranten in vans without seats. As with Mawda last year.
After the discovery at Dover were police and customs authorities in the netherlands and abroad prompted extra vigilance for converted vehicles. That co-operation between the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Bulgaria threw fruit. By October 2017, they had 55 similar transports intercepted, good for 453 smuggled transmigranten. Fifteen transports were able to Belgium to be linked to. Were 96 transmigranten intercepted. Among them 32 children. The detectives are convinced that they with the study a whole smokkellijn have rolled. The route left in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ran then through Turkey and Bulgaria to Western Europe and had the Uk as their final destination.
The federal public prosecutor's office has for the massive smuggling of 16 suspects to the criminal court in Ghent dragged. The day after tomorrow, Wednesday, begins the process. Just before the holidays, was carrying the Bulgarian government still Aldin N. (41) on to our country. The Bulgarian is regarded as the leader of the Belgian cell of the international case of smuggling. He used his Bulgarian contacts, who are here legally in the country. Among them garagisten. The Belgian cell, was among other things, specializes in the remodeling of vans, light trucks and chargers. Always with one aim: to unavailable storage space for transmigranten create.Unbearably hot
Four months after the discovery at Dover collided with the police in Calais on yet another victim of the gang. They had a migrant hiding under the hood of a Nissan Serena. His body hit the hot engine block. To give him a little space to give had the garagisten the spare wheel, the radiator and the ventilation is removed. All together, he had a gap of 74 cm high, 63 cm long and 35 cm wide.