Held people for organising illegal entries

Update: 21:52 | 25/07/2020
Police in the northwestern province of Quang Ninh said on July 25 that they have detained and started legal procedures against six people from Mong Cai city for organising illegal entries into Vietnam.
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Quang Ninh police detained and started legal procedures against six people from Mong Cai city for organising illegal entries into Vietnam.

Police in the northwestern province of Quang Ninh said on July 25 that they have detained and started legal procedures against six people from Mong Cai city for organising illegal entries into Vietnam.

The six are all residents of the province. They admitted working with a Chinese man via the Wechat messaging and social media app to conduct illegal entries to Mong Cai city for Chinese people from Dongxing. They used rafts to ferry the Chinese across the river at the border and motorcycles to drive the illegal migrants to the city’s centre and other areas inside Vietnam.

The group was paid 4,000 CNY (570 USD) for each illegal migrant. On June 10, they were caught red handed while serving four Chinese.

Prior to Quang Ninh police's case, Da Nang police detected another two cases of foreigners illegally entering Vietnam. In an official announcement on July 21, Da Nang police said in an administrative inspection of a house in Duong Tu Giang street, Khue My ward, on July 11, they found four Chinese who had illegally entered Vietnam. The police has launched a case on “brokering illegal entry into Vietnam” under Article 348 of the Penal Code.

Another inspection of a hotel in Loseby street, An Hai Bac ward on July 16, revealed 27 Chinese who had also illegally entered the country. The group of foreigners have been tested for SARS-CoV-2, and the results of the first tests were all negative. They are now being quarantined at the hotel.

Investigation is underway into the cases.

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