Grass or VIP: A look into the world of people smuggling from Vietnam into Europe

29 Oct 2019

On 28 October 2019 Tui Tre News ran an article that gave insights into the world of people smuggling from Vietnam into Europe after the incidents whereby 39 illegal migrants were found dead inside a container bound for Britain from Belgium.

In the article, there are two kind of tickets to Europe, Grass Class or VIP Class.

The Grass Class ticket involved a very extensive journey lasting months whereby migrants will need to travel by land, entering Southern China from Vietnam, into Russia and crossing into bordering countries like Ukraine or Latvia. The journey may take them across forests and over mountains, on trucks or even on foot.

VIP class typically involves flying from Vietnam to Europe via a third country using fake passposts and takes just days to complete the journey, but at 3 times or more of the Grass Class.

According to sources the market rate for Grass Class ticket is about 3,000 pounds, while the VIP Class ticket cost 11,000 pounds!!!

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