|The four people at the court. They were convicted of illegally taking people abroad. – Photo congly.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Court on Monday sentenced four people to 15-24 months imprisonment for illegally taking people abroad.
Trịnh Quang Trung, 57, from Hoàng Mai District, Vũ Bích Hà, 47, from Ba Đình District, and Nguyễn Thị Thêu, 30, from Thanh Trì District, were sentenced to 24, 20 and 16 months imprisonment, respectively. Nguyễn Hoàng Yến, 25, from Hoàng Mai District, received 15 months’ probation.
According to the investigation, at the beginning of 2014, three people from the central provinces wanted to work in Germany, but their files did not meet the requirements to enter Europe.
They asked Hà to help them complete their files.
Hà asked one of her acquaintances, Hoàng Thế Khanh, from Đống Đa District, to help. Khanh agreed at the price of US$13,500 per person.
Khanh then persuaded Trung, Thêu and Yến to assist.
On September 15, 2014, they completed procedures to take the three people to Bulgaria and provided them fake identity cards with Bulgarian nationality, from where they were to proceed to Germany. However, they were caught while crossing Greece and were deported to Việt Nam three months later.
Khanh died before court proceedings were initiated against him. — VNS