Hull man admits dinghy smuggling plot

Hull man admits dinghy smuggling plot

Hull man admits dinghy smuggling plot

A 33-year-old man from Hull has admitted plotting to smuggle migrants from France to the UK.

Nzar Jabar Mohamad was arrested at his home on Waterloo Street, Hull, in November 2019.

He was charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

Appearing at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to help asylum seekers enter the UK.

At the time of his arrest, The National Crime Agency (NCA) said that Mohamad was involved in an alleged plot to smuggle migrants in dinghies.

He has now been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 2 July.

Warning the defendant, Judge John Thackray QC said that “all options are available including a custodial sentence.”

The NCA said that Nzar Jabar Mohamad was a member of an organised crime group.

A number of other members on the continent are suspected to have bought a boat, outboard engine and life jackets ready to make the crossing, charging migrants up to £10,000.

They are also believed to have been involved in using lorries to bring migrants from Belgium and the Netherlands.

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