Six illegal immigration organisers are at the court on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Bùi Đức Hiếu
QUẢNG NINH — The People’s Court of the northern province of Quảng Ninh on Tuesday sentenced Voòng A Sủi and five accomplices to a total of 25 years in prison for organising illegal immigration.
Sủi, born in 1997 and residing in Hải Sơn Commune, Móng Cái District in Quảng Ninh, and the five others worked with a foreign citizen to arrange for six foreigners to illegally enter Việt Nam. Sủi was the head of the group.
On June 9 and 10, the group brought six Chinese nationals from China's Dongxing Cit, which shares a border with Móng Cái District, into Việt Nam for more than VNĐ13 million (US$563) each. They were arrested by Bắc Sơn station’s border guards.
In court, Sủi admitted he and his brother Voòng A Hây, born in 1999, along with Phùn Văn Dũng, born in 2001, Nình Văn Xuân, born in 2002, Phùn Quay Phóng, born in 1998, and Lỷ A Tằng, born in 1995, all from Quảng Ninh, worked with an unknown foreigner to bring the immigrants to Móng Cái by raft to cross a border river and then to downtown Móng Cái and deeper into Việt Nam.
The court sentenced Sủi and Hây to six years in jail each while Tằng received five and Quay four. Xuân and Dũng received two years each.
Meanwhile, Dĩ An City Police in the southern province of Bình Dương on Monday found six Chinese nationals including three men and three women that had illegally entered Việt Nam as they failed to show any legal immigration papers.
The group was found when police stopped a car driven by a Vietnamese man. All of them were taken to Bàu Bàng District’s Healthcare Centre for health quarantine on Tuesday evening. They will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday. — VNS