Suspect admits offence in case of 39 Vietnamese lorry deaths
Alexandru Hanga, on June 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration in a case linked to 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found dead inside a lorry in Essex, the UK, last October.
The lorry that carried 39 Vietnamese migrants who later were found dead inside
The 28-year-old man from Tilbury, England, entered his plea when appearing at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (Old Bailey) via video link.
Police said Hanga will appear in court for sentencing at a later date.
Earlier, on April 8, 25-year-old lorry driver Maurice Robinson from Craigavon in Northern Ireland pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey. He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and acquiring criminal property at the same court on November 25 last year.
Four other men will stand trial at the Old Bailey in connection with this case in October.
Last October, the bodies of the Vietnamese nationals were discovered by emergency services on the back of a refrigerated lorry at an industrial estate in Essex.
Among the 39 dead were ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys./.
Irish police said Ronan Hughes, who had been arrested in the country for his accused connection with the death of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a refrigerated lorry in Essex last October, appeared at Dublin's High Court today.
Driver Maurice Robinson, accused in the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam found in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Essex, near London last October, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter on April 8.