Related Topics. The arrested man was taken into custody in Dalston, east London, on Monday.
Eight women and 31 males, including two boys, aged 15, were among those who died. Lorry driver Maurice Robinson, of Craigavon, County Armagh, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey earlier to conspiring with others to assist illegal immigration between craigaovn May and 24 October The year-old man from Purfleet, Essex, is also being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.
The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found in a refrigerated lorry in Grays on 23 October. No pleas were entered.