Sunday 23 July 2017

Phone call helps Dutch police find freezing migrants in refrigerated truck

The migrants were tracked down on Thursday night by keeping the migrant's phone line open and having police cars drive past parked trucks near the border, police said
The migrants were tracked down on Thursday night by keeping the migrant's phone line open and having police cars drive past parked trucks near the border, police said

Dutch police have discovered nine migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck near the country's border with Belgium after one of the migrants called officers because the group was so cold.

The migrants were tracked down on Thursday night by keeping the migrant's phone line open and having police cars drive past parked trucks near the border, police said.

Officers were able to narrow the search area because the migrant told authorities he believed the truck had just crossed from Belgium into the Netherlands.

The migrants, three men and three women from Vietnam and three men from Iraq, were taken into care by authorities.

They were cold but none required medical treatment, police said.

The truck's Spanish driver was detained by police.

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