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Manhunt launched for ‘Scorpion’ who tried to smuggle more than 100 people into UK

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Wed, 2022-11-09 22:19

LONDON: A manhunt has been launched by British and Belgian police to find a crime boss who attempted to smuggle more than 100 migrants across the English Channel.

Barzan Kamal Majeed, given the nickname “Scorpion” due to his WhatsApp avatar, failed to appear in court for a sentencing hearing in Bruges last month, and has been given 10 years in prison and fined almost €1 million ($1.002 million) in absentia.

Barzan Kamal Majeed, given the nickname “Scorpion” due to his WhatsApp avatar, failed to appear in court for a sentencing hearing in Bruges last month. (National Crime Agency)
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