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FILE – Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Oct. 23, 2019. The final member convicted in a London court for a migrant smuggling ring that was responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese immigrants who suffocated in a shipping container was sentenced Thursday Nov. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) (Alastair Grant, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

LONDON – A trucking company boss who claimed he thought he was smuggling booze into Britain was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for his role in a human trafficking ring in which 39 Vietnamese migrants suffocated in a cargo container in 2019.

Caolan Gormley was the last of 11 people to be convicted in London in the migrant smuggling scheme. Five of the suspects were convicted of manslaughter.

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