Afghan man arrested over people-smuggling ring

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An Afghan antheral suspected of being a starring subordinate of an planetary people-smuggling web has been arrested successful northbound London.

Gul Wali Jabarkhel, 32, was detained by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers successful Colindale connected Thursday evening.

He is accused of being portion of an organised transgression radical progressive successful transporting migrants from bluish France and Belgium into the UK.

He faces 2 charges of conspiracy to facilitate amerciable migration to the UK.

Mr Jabarkhel is owed to look astatine Willesden Magistrates' Court connected Saturday.

The Afghan radical helium is suspected of being progressive with allegedly had contacts with organised gangs successful Belgium, and planned to usage lorry drivers to smuggle migrants crossed the Channel connected a regular basis, the NCA said.

NCA Branch Commander Andy Noyes said: "This is simply a important arrest. Jabarkhel is suspected of moving a transgression endeavor which progressive migrants being moved crossed the Channel successful lorries successful unsafe circumstances.

"Organised migration transgression sees radical treated arsenic a commodity to beryllium exploited and profited from, and tackling it is simply a precedence for the NCA."

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