A people smuggler who went on the run is to be extradited after being found in East Sussex.
Khanh Chan, 41, also known as Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, was sentenced in France to be part of a Vietnamese gang that smuggled migrants into the united KINGDOM.
National Crime Agency inspectors have found its trace in Bexhill-on-Sea in January.
Westminster magistrates placed an order for extradition on the Chan and remanded him in custody until he is returned to France.
After the race that he has been sentenced, in his absence by a French court of smuggling of persons between 2015 and 2017.
He is to serve eight years in prison there.
In the framework of the operation of smuggling of people would be transported through France, then hidden in trucks through the ports of the English channel in the united KINGDOM.
Steve Reynolds, CNE of the head of the organization of the immigration crime operations, said at the time of Chan’s arrest that it was a “major player” in the gang.
“Smugglers treat migrants as a commodity, and the tragic events of last year, Essex has demonstrated how the lack of care for their safety, these types of street gangs. “