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Five missing Vietnamese tourists found in Jeju

Update: February, 16/2016 - 14:00
Tourists visit Jeju Island in South Korea. — Illustrative photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Five more Vietnamese people, who disappeared after visiting South Korea's Jeju Island on January 11, were found in the island's Daecheong Village, the Jeju Island Immigration Office said yesterday.

These five persons were among 59 Vietnamese who ran away during their tour of the island, organised by travel firms Hoang Viet Travel-Freight-Investment Joint Stock Company, Vietrantour, Ha Noi Red Tours and New World Travel.

These people were allegedly trying to look for illegal employment in South Korea.

The immigration office has found and deported 28 people so far. It continues to search for the other missing people.

The office said it was co-operating with the police and the coast guard to step up inspections to prevent the Vietnamese persons from fleeing to other provinces.

Under a special Act for Jeju Island, all visitors, except nationals from terrorism-linked countries, can enter and stay on the resort island without a visa for up to 30 days, if the purpose of their stay is tourism. — VNS

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