Truck driver jailed by Belgian court over human trafficking investigation identified as Louth man

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Richard Woods was jailed last week for four years It's reported that an Irish man jailed by a Belgian court last week following a human trafficking investigation, is a lorry driver from County Louth. According to the Sunday World, 32 year old Richard Woods of Cortial, Kilkerley was arrested in October after 17 Albanians were found hidden in the back of a lorry at a port in Zeebrugge.

While he was released without charge due to insufficient evidence, his phone was subsequently tapped and he was arrested in France in January on foot of a European Arrest Warrant. The truck driver is said to have been jailed for four years and fined EUR136,000. Visit our Covid-19 Info Hub for the latest news and information on the pandemic

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