Two lorry drivers have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks.
Stephen McLaughlin, 34, and Timothy Murphy, 33, are accused of conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK.
The men, both from Londonderry, Northern Ireland, spoke only to confirm their names and personal details when they appeared during separate hearings at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court in Essex.
They are charged with conspiring with each other and "with other persons unknown" to "clandestinely convey 35 Afghan nationals by sea in to an English port which facilitated the commission of a breach of immigration law".
The men sat quietly in the dock as they were each remanded in custody until a hearing at Basildon Crown Court on a date to be set during the week beginning November 17.
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