TRAPPED MIGRANTS EAT BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TO SURVIVE
Ten Iraqis and one Afghan national were found trapped inside a truck at a rest area in England. People at a nearby café heard shouting and banging and called authorities. When police arrived, they were unable to free the trapped migrants. So, police called for the fire brigade. But the firefighters then called for a special disc cutter. The human smuggling gang sealed the doors shut with superglue. The trapped and desperate immigrants had survived by eating expensive Belgian chocolate that was also being transported in the trailer. They still face likely deportation.
TRAPPED, SEALED IN WITH SUPERGLUE
Three of the Iraqis were children under the age of 15. One of them was a baby. Imagine how desperate these people were, trapped with their kids in a truck. The 11 illegals managed to survive only after finding expensive chocolate on the truck. The migrants entrapment in a non-refrigerated section was lucky. But finding the Belgian chocolate within reach was even luckier.
TRAPPED MIGRANTS FREED, BUT HELD AS ILLEGALS
Medics assessed the 11 trapped migrants as soon as they were freed.
Unfortunately, police then held them on suspicion of illegally entering England. Dave Thomas, the Willoughby Hedge Layby café owner at the rest area said this has happened before:
“I was in the cafe on site with three drivers when someone came in and said that there was large banging on the side of one of the lorries. A couple of the drivers come in every Saturday just after lunch coming back from the continent and so once we were told of the banging, they went straight away to the back of the lorry to try and open the doors, but to no avail. We all knew straight away what the banging and shouting was. It has happened here twice before in the past 15 years I believe.”
DRIVER CLUELESS HE WAS HAULING 11 TRAPPED MIGRANTS
While waiting for the disc cutter to arrive, police were able to communicate with one of the trapped Iraqis who spoke English. So warned, police organized enough medical staff to help the trapped migrants. Evidently, the gangs that organize the human smuggling typically sabotage the doors so avoid discovery during transit. This time they sealed the doors with superglue. The truck driver was not aware of his desperate cargo and was horrified at the discovery. No one has yet identified what kind of Belgian chocolate saved their lives.
TRAPPED MIGRANTS FACE LIKELY DEPORTATION
Warminster Police said the trapped kids were a baby, six and 15-year-old. The truck (or lorry, as they say over there) had arrived overnight from Europe. The truck and any other evidence is now in the hands of the Home Office Immigration Department. Police and child services will assist in the investigation. But the fate of the 11 migrants is likely deportation. So far authorities won’t comment on the direction of the investigation.