Meet Singh Kapoor was found dead inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex

Traffickers hand confirmed in Sikh stowaways

London, UK: The involvement of human traffickers in the case involving 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways, found inside an airtight shipping container on a dockyard in British port, has been confirmed with the arrest of a third person, a media report said today.

Police arrested a third man in connection with the death, a special investigation by the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ has confirmed the hand of human traffickers behind the death of one of the Afghan Sikh men and how 34 others, including women and children ended up close to suffocation in the container.

Meet Singh Kapoor, 40, was one of 35 persons from Afghanistan, discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex on August 16. A 47-year-old man from Dungannon in Northern Ireland has been arrested at Liverpool Ferry Port and will be transferred into the custody of Essex Police.

Two other men also charged in connection with the death remain in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court in November, the police said.

Source: The Tribune

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