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Authorities call for arrest of Afghan

Published on 12/02/2007

12 February 2007

BRUSSELS – The public prosecution department in Bruges is demanding the arrest of an Afghan resident in Germany who is suspected of human trafficking.

The man was stopped while travelling with four other Afghans who had no papers on the Coast Tram in Blankenberge. They were en route to Zeebrugge. The German Afghan gave authorities a suspicious explanation for the situation.

The suspect said he had fallen asleep on the train between Frankfurt and Cologne. He did not wake up until the train reached Paris. He was returning home via Calais. There he met four fellow Afghans who asked him to accompany them to Zeebrugge, which he did. The five got on the tram at Adinkerke, the stop closest the French border.

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Subject: Belgian news