Hong Kong Law & Crime

Hong Kong-Vietnam human trafficking ring busted, 18 arrested

Police have busted a human trafficking syndicate which brought illegal immigrants from Vietnam to Hong Kong. Eighteen people, including the suspected kingpins—a Chinese-Vietnamese couple—were arrested.

The 63-year-old Hong Kong man and his 43-year-old Vietnamese wife allegedly ran the group, which helped Vietnamese workers get Chinese tourist visas and brought them to Hong Kong by boat via Shenzhen, according to Apple Daily.

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Police display confiscated cash and evidence in the case. Photo: Apple Daily.

The group charged HK$5,000 to HK$10,000 for the “one-stop” service from Vietnam to Hong Kong, Apple Daily said citing marine police chief inspector Lee Chi-man.

The syndicate operated for about half a year during which they profited about HK$2 million, the newspaper said.

The operation was jointly carried out by marine police and the Immigration Department.

Hong Kong-Vietnam human trafficking ring busted, 18 arrested