A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006 - Credit: Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972 / Wikimedia Commons - License: CC-BY-SA
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 13:15
Refugees found in truck returning to Africa; Driver professes innocence
Ten asylum seekers who were found in a truck on the A50 near Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday, are returning to Africa. The migration police want to send these two women, seven men and one teenager back to their country of origin - Ethiopia and Eritrea in this case, Dutch newspaper AD reports. The German truck driver has been released from custody. He told the police that he had no idea that asylum seekers were hiding in the back of his truck. He was asleep when they were discovered. The group of stowaways were discovered on Monday after another truck driver alerted the police that he saw the truck moving in a suspicious way.