2019 Grays incident
The people found deceased in a lorry in Essex yesterday are suspected to be Chinese nationals.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
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Seven culprits involved in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese unlawful immigrants smuggled in a refrigerator lorry in Grays, Essex in 2019 have been sentenced on multiple counts of manslaughter. Five people received sentences of between 3 to 18 years in prison, while the two main leaders of the smuggling operation received 20 and 27 years respectively.
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