Human trafficking thriving in ASEAN

Recently, 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Britain. While the victims were initially identified as Chinese, it has since been found that at least 20 were, in fact, Vietnamese, and almost all from the same – considered poor – province of Nghe An. This was after the victims’ families came forward saying they feared their relatives were in the doomed truck.

Britain has been a prime destination for Vietnamese migrants for a long time now, thanks to well-entrenched criminal networks offering work – though often at lower salaries than promised.

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Sheith Khidhir