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Lào Cai border guards bust illegal immigration ring

Update: July, 30/2020 - 14:51


Vàng Seo Xóa (left) and Phùng Thế Anh will be prosecuted for colluding with Chinese people to help Chinese nationals illegally enter Việt Nam. — Photo

LÀO CAI — Border guards in Lào Cai Province have busted a smuggling ring bringing Chinese nationals illegally into Việt Nam.

Phùng Thế Anh, 26, and Vàng Seo Xóa, 31, from Bảo Thắng and Mường Khương districts, Lào Cai Province have both been arrested in connection with the illegal enterprise.

On July 16, border soldiers caught four Chinese nationals who had illegally entered Việt Nam.

They said they came to work at a garment factory in HCM City, claiming that they were helped by Anh and Xóa.

At the border station, Vàng Seo Xóa confessed that a Chinese subject asked him to bring Chinese people to Việt Nam.

Xóa said he would be paid 500 Chinese yuan (US$71.4) for every person who enter Việt Nam successfully.

For each payment, Xóa said he waited for the money to be thrown across a stream, tied to a rock.

Phùng Thế Anh told police that he knew some Chinese nationals when he used to work as a driver at a casino in Lào Cai Province.

He said he co-ordinated with them to help Chinese nationals enter Việt Nam illegally. — VNS

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