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Swiss police find 16-year-old migrant hidden in truck trailer

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A lorry in Switzerland. Photo: Dep
12:38 CEST+02:00
A boy originally from Bangladesh was found hidden among cargo in the trailer of a truck in an industrial park in the town of Buchs.

The 16-year-old Bangladeshi national had apparently travelled from Serbia to Switzerland hidden among goods in the trailer, according to information from St Gallen police.

The teenager was discovered as the lorry was about to be unloaded in an industrial park in the northeastern Swiss canton of St Gallen.

He had apparently secretly entered the trailer through the tarpaulin cover in Serbia. Police did not give details about why the adolescent had undertaken the perilous journey. The 16-year-old was handed over to asylum authorities. 

The truck had apparently already been given a customs seal in Turkey, but there is no suggestion the driver or the company were complicit in people smuggling. 

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