Stowaways found in Spanish truck on Dutch border

Dutch police officer escorting a truck (Stock Photo: Poitie)Dutch police officer escorting a truck (Stock Photo: Poitie)

The Dutch police discovered three stowaways in the loading compartment of a Spanish fruit truck at the Hazeldonk border crossing on Thursday afternoon. All three stowaways are African men, two from Eritrea and one from Sudan.

The police searched the truck after a tip from their Belgian colleagues. The three stowaways were checked by paramedics before being handed over to the Immigration police.

The 36-year-old Spanish truck driver was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.