French police reportedly discover 11 migrants smuggled in truck from Italy
PARIS: French police have found 11 migrants in a truck that came from Italy, the France Info broadcaster reported on Monday.
According to the media outlet, the illegal passengers were discovered in the department of Var in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of southeastern France.
A customs police car parks next to a truck waiting to pass through a scanning tunnel at the Port of Zeebrugge, in Zeebrugge, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. British police raided two sites in Northern Ireland and questioned a truck driver as they investigate the deaths of 39 people found in a truck container that they believe came from Zeebrugge and was then found at an industrial park in southeastern England.
The migrants, who were reportedly from Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, felt unwell due to poor transportation conditions, the channel added.
Meanwhile, according to Le Figaro newspaper, none of the migrants needed hospitalisation.
French police continue to investigate how the men ended up in the truck.