The human smuggling case saw 31 men and eight women from Vietnam discovered dead in a truck near London in October last year
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They left Vietnam carrying dreams of small fortunes and the heavy burden of family expectations
The 16 victims were then transported in ambulances to their homes in the north-central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, and Quang Binh
The man was arrested on a motorway in Beaconsfield, a town 40 kilometers west of London
Repatriating the victims will cost 2,208 British pounds (US$2,851) per body
Embassy staff dedicated white mums flowers to the victims
'Vietnam strongly condemns human trafficking activities, which is a serious crime that needs to be strictly punished'
The Vietnamese Embassy in London has said it is ‘deeply saddened’ by the news
Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam has declared that the verification of identities related to the victims is ‘very urgent’
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