Police in the central province of Ha Tinh have just arrested two local men possibly involved in the deaths of 39 people in a lorry in the UK last week.
Deputy director of Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Public Security, Nguyen Tien Nam, announced on November 1 that they detained two local men the same day and summoned some others for "illegally organising labour export activities and sending people abroad."
Deputy director of Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Public Security, Nguyen Tien Nam, announces that they detained two local men on November 1 for "illegally organising labour export activities and sending people abroad."
The names of the two arrested men have not been made public as the investigation is ongoing.
The official said that they launched an investigation on October 30 after 10 local families reported losing contact with their relatives that were en route to England after the shocking discovery in Essex on October 23.
"We're working with the Ministry of Public Security and police forces from other neighbouring provinces including Nghe An, where more than 20 families have reported missing relatives to expand investigation into the case," he said.
Police have also collected DNA samples from members of said families to send to the UK to help identify the identities of the victims.
According to the Guardian, UK police believe they have now identified some of the 39 migrants found dead in a refrigerated lorry container near London, with all victims thought to be from Vietnam.
The newspaper quoted Tim Smith, the assistant chief constable of Essex police as saying on Friday "At this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese government." Dtinews