NICE: Around 30 migrants from Pakistan have been found hidden in a lorry in southern France, said prosecutors.
They said the driver, who was also from Pakistan, has been detained.
This was discovered after 39 people, all believed to be Vietnamese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britain last month, laying bare again the risks of illegal migrant routes to Europe.
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The group of 31 Pakistani migrants was discovered during a routine check on a motorway near the Italian border, said French prosecutors.
The illegal migrants, who included three teenagers, were given to the Italian authorities in accordance with immigration procedures.
“We will try and institute if we can to trace it back to a network as we always do in these type of cases,” the prosecutors´ office in the southeastern city of Nice said.