Illegal immigrant suspected of being a people-smuggling ‘kingpin’ is detained


Illegal immigrant suspected of being a people-smuggling ‘kingpin’ is detained

  • Afghan national Gul Wali Jabarkhel, 32, was detained by National Crime Agency
  • He is suspected of being ‘kingpin’ in organised crime people smuggling group 
  • He faces two charges of conspiracy to facilitate illegal migration to the UK 

An illegal immigrant believed to be a leading member of an international people-smuggling network appeared before magistrates in London yesterday.

Afghan national Gul Wali Jabarkhel, 32, was detained by National Crime Agency officers in Colindale, North London, on Thursday. 

He is suspected of being a ‘kingpin’ in an organised crime group involved in transporting migrants from northern France and Belgium into the UK in the backs of lorries. 

Afghan national Gul Wali Jabarkhel, 32, was detained by National Crime Agency officers

He faces two charges of conspiracy to facilitate illegal migration to the UK and was remanded in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court. 

He will appear again in August.

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