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Sixteen migrants found in truck at Dutch port: police

Published on November 11, 2019

Dutch police on Wednesday found 16 migrants including four children in a lorry that was about board a ferry at a Dutch port headed for Britain.

The migrants, who were of various nationalities, were found after the driver told border guards at the port of IJmuiden that he had heard sounds in the trailer of the lorry, said a statement by the Dutch Royal Military Police, which oversees borders.

“The truck was carrying car parts, among which the foreigners had hidden themselves,” the police force said in a statement.

The 45-year-old driver, who is from Turkey, has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, it said.

The migrants included four children, one woman and 11 men.

The discovery came after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain last week, again laying bare the risks of illegal migrant routes to Europe.