Seven smugglers of Iraqi origin and eighteen migrants were intercepted in the area of the gas station Bosc-Mesnil on the A28 between Rouen and Neufchâtel-en-Bray (Seine-Maritime) on the night of Thursday. Friday, around 2:00 pm According to a legal source, the smugglers tried to transport these illegal aliens in trucks to the Channel for a high fee. The vehicles were parked at night in the parking lot.
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During this operation, specialized intervention units were mobilized, including the regional department of the intervention group of the National Gendarmerie (GIGN) Tours (Indre-et-Loire).
Supervision has been strengthened on this highway over the last few weeks, which is a very popular route for smugglers to England.
On 1 August, 17 migrants were locked up in a refrigerated truck in the same area of Bosc-Mesnil. It was the driver of the heavyweight who had alarmed the rescue. Some stowaways were hypothermic and had to be transported to the hospital. A few days later, twenty-seven undocumented migrants were arrested at the Transmanche de Dieppe terminal as they prepared for entry to the ferry to reach England.
The seven people smugglers arrested on the A28 were taken into custody and referred yesterday afternoon to the public prosecutor in Dieppe. The undocumented are placed in a detention center.