Police find 70 illegal workers crammed into truck

70 illegal workers found

October 4, 2009 14:06
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palestinians illegal truck 248 88. (photo credit: Courtesy of the Border Police)

A refrigerated truck pulled over by the Border Police in the North was found to contain 70 illegal Palestinian workers crammed inside on Sunday morning. The truck driver, a resident of Abu Gosh near Jerusalem, was arrested, and Border Police have begun questioning the illegal workers. "The conditions in which they were transported were not even suitable for animals," Supt. Yossi Priante, who commands the Northern Border Police's Boundary Company, told the Jerusalem Post. "We have seen many human trafficking attempts, but this was out of the ordinary," he added. Priante said the truck was pulled over randomly for a routine inspection by police. The truck was headed in the direction of Wadi Ara, he said.

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