The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced that it has arrested a man, linked to the sinking of at least 27 migrants off Calais on November 24, 2021.
A year after the deadly sinking of at least 27 migrants off Calais, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Tuesday November 29, 2022 that it had arrested a man in connection with this tragedy.
Harem Ahmed Abwnaker has been arrested in Gloucestershire. He was found by the NCA, who worked with French authorities to investigate the circumstances leading to the death.
According to Simon Jones, correspondent for the BBC, the suspect will appear on Wednesday, November 30, before Westminster Court, “where the extradition procedure will begin”.
It is believed to be linked to the deadliest migrant shipwreck since Channel crossings began in 2018.
On the night of November 23 to 24, 2022, 33 people boarded a makeshift boat from Loon-Plage to try to reach the English coast. 27 bodies were recovered, 4 were never found, 2 miraculously survived.
Shortly before 2 a.m., the passengers issued a first alert to the regional rescue and rescue operation center (CROSS) Gris-Nez, without results. Beginning of November, Le Monde has published a damning investigation for French reliefwho would not have intervened despite the numerous calls from the castaways.