People Smuggling ‘Ringleader’ Arrested in Joint UK-Belgian Investigation

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The alleged ringleader of an organised crime group thought to be behind attempts to smuggle migrants into the UK has been arrested in Sheffield.

Sudanese national Abdulrahman Omer Saleh, 29, was arrested in Sheffield earlier this month, as part of a joint UK-Belgian investigation into a Sudanese and Eritrean crime group believed to be smuggling migrants into the UK, often using refrigerated lorries.

This comes after a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was issued by Belgian authorities.

Saleh is believed to have entered the UK illegally in August this year.

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