A man told an undercover reporter he could smuggle her into the UK in the back of a lorry for £14,000.

Kastrijot Ahmati, of Walthamstow, advertised his services on Facebook page called ‘Albanians in London’, the Daily Mail reported.

Ahmati offered to sneak an undercover Daily Mail reporter into the UK using the same route on which last week 39 bodies were discovered in the back of a lorry in Grays, Essex.

He reportedly requested £17,000 for fake papers to fly from Tirana, Albania, to London or £14,000 for being stowed in a lorry from Belgium.

Following the discovery of bodies at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Ahmati told the undercover reporter the lorry trip can take between 12 – 16 hours.

When the undercover reporter expressed safety concerns regarding the lorry trip, Ahmati reportedly said he himself had come to the country stowed away in a lorry and laughed off the danger.

The reporter said Ahmati also demanded upfront payment through a friend in London.

When approached by the Daily Mail for comment Ahmati claimed he had been ‘joking’ about the services.

He later deleted the Facebook account he used to post on the ‘Albanians in London’ group.

Yesterday morning, the man arrested following the discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Grays appeared via video link at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

Maurice Robinson, of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, was charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and money laundering.

He has been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, November 25.