The 39 people who were found dead in a truck in England on Wednesday are believed to be Chinese nationals, police have announced. Emergency services discovered the bodies of the 39 adults in the refrigerated container early Wednesday morning after receiving a tip-off.
Eight of the victims were women and the other 31 were men. The driver, 25-year-old Mo Robinson, was arrested on suspicion of murder and police continue to question him. Officers in Northern Ireland have raided three properties and investigators say they’re working to identify “organized crime groups who may have played a part.”
The Belgian Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office said it had also opened up an investigation into who organized the operation and when the victims entered the vehicle.