A British national of Iraqi origin has been charged with human smuggling after attempting to smuggle thirty people from the Serbian-Hungarian border to western Europe in 2015, the deputy spokeswoman for the Csongrád county chief prosecutor’s office said.
According to the indictment, the man crammed the thirty migrants into the non-ventilated storage space of a truck which he had purchased in Budapest. He is believed to have picked up the group of migrants that had already been escorted over the “green border” between Serbia and Hungary.
The overloaded truck caught the attention of police officers who attempted to ask the suspect for identification, but he drove away after being stopped. In his attempted escape, the driver swerved into the oncoming lane on multiple occasions and nearly overturned.