Five London taxi drivers charged with people smuggling offences have appeared in court. The charges follow a National Crime Agency (NCA) probe, code-named Operation Symbolry, into a London-based gang involved in smuggling migrants in and out of the UK using lorries.
*gasps* No! I don't believe it! Not the guys who do this sort of thing?!
Say it ain't so...!
Alauddin Ahmad, 49, of Shadwell, east London, is charged with five counts of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.
Ahknu Hussain, 48, of Spitalfields, east London, is charged with four counts of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.
Amran Hussain, 40, of Bromley-by-Bow, Fozol Miah, 41, of Ilford, and 52-year-old Kaysor Miah, of Poplar, all east London, are each charged with one count of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.
They were all bailed to appear before Snaresbrook Crown Court later this month.
Wonder if they'll turn up?