UK police find migrants hiding in trunks of Maserati sports cars
Ten suspected illegal immigrants were found hiding in the trunks of luxury Maserati sports cars which were being transported on a trailer, British police said on Thursday (May 21).
The stowaways are believed to be from Vietnam, and were found by police in Surrey, southern England, on Wednesday (May 20).
Police photos showed the brand-new Italian sports cars on the back of a trailer, with clothes and shoes in the trunk of one of the vehicles.
"The nine adults were arrested and a juvenile was detained on suspicion of illegal entry into the country," a police spokesman said.
The spokesman declined to say where the trailer had come from.
The adults were transferred to the UK Visa and Immigration centre in Dover, a common entry point into Britain for stowaways on vehicles coming from France.
The juvenile was taken to a custody centre to await assistance from social services, said the spokesman.
The driver of the transporter was not arrested, reported The Independent.
Sources: AFP, The Independent