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Europe arrests suspects behind 2019 lorry deaths horror

Suspected human smugglers face up to 15 years in prison after Belgium and France announced 26 arrests Wednesday in a case linked to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in a lorry in the UK last year. There were 16 raids in Brussels, arresting 11 Vietnamese and two Moroccan nationals. The joint operation by Belgian, British, French, and Irish police was coordinated by EU judicial agency Eurojust in The Hague.

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The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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