Suspected drug trafficking: six people 'rescued' after six days in port container

Six people were removed from a container in the Waasland port last night. They had apparently been trapped for almost a week, Flemish public broadcaster VRT reported on Monday. The six were allegedly involved in transporting drugs through the port, part of the port of Antwerp.

It is possible that the six were trapped in a "Trojan" container to break into the port - a tactic often used in drug smuggling operations. These containers are driven into the port "empty", but often contain several people and primitive sleeping quarters.

This allows people to stay on board for several nights until their target container - containing a drug shipment - arrives. Medical examinations showed that all six were still in good health.


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