Boxship Master and Chief Engineer accused in human trafficking to USA, arrested

Master and Chief Engineer of a Turkish container ship NILEDUTCH OSPREY, both of Turkish nationality, were arrested by the US Customs and Immigration officers on arrival to Newark, New Jersey, on Jan 30. Both are to appear at Federal Court on Feb 6, they’re accused in organizing human trafficking net, and bringing into USA illegal migrants. Two persons were detained in 2016, who said they have been transported to USA on board of a container ship, hiding in cabins of Master and Chief Engineer. It is said, that migrants paid $25,000 per person for that. It is also said, that the net was operating for years. Witnesses are kept secret until court hearings. NILEDUTCH OSPREY left Newark on Feb 2 with new Master and Chief Engineer, resuming scheduled voyage, she called Norfolk, and as of morning Feb 4, was en route to Savannah.

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