Handsworth man charged after people-smuggling probe

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A raid took place in the Handsworth area of Birmingham on Monday

A man has been charged following a raid by police investigating people-smuggling.

Ho Sy Quoc, 21, of Handsworth, Birmingham, is accused of conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration.

He was held during a raid on a building in the area on Monday.

His charges relate to the alleged smuggling of Vietnamese migrants into the UK in lorries in August and September last year, the National Crime Agency (NCA) says.

The Vietnamese national, of Grove Lane, appeared before Birmingham magistrates on Tuesday and is due next at the city's crown court on 12 October.

A large quantity of cash, estimated to be about £10,000, was recovered from the property, NCA said.

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Police detain a man during Monday's operation

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