3,000 Crack­down il­le­gal nets im­mi­grants,3,000 il­le­gal smug­glers im­mi­grants, caught 142 smug­glers

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By By CHAI ZHOUMOHUA and ZhOUand CHAIHUAMO in Shen­zhenin Shen­zhen

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Asian coun­tries,toHong­whoKong­w­ereby smug­gled traf­f­is­mug­gled­ck­ers.toHong Kong by lo­cal

traf­fick­ers.Many­ofthe 2,943 for­eign­ers ar­rivedManyin of­thetheGuangxi2,943 Zhuang­for­eign­ers au­tonomous­for­eign­er­sar­rived re­gion­inthe­andGuangxi­were trans­port­edZhuan­gau­tonomous­toGuang­don­gre­gion province­andw­ere­be­fore­trans­port­ed­be­ing­taken toto HongGuang­dongKong, of­fi­cial­sprovince­said­be­foreon Wed­nes­day.be­ing­tak­enOftothose,Hong 2,860Kong, were­of­fi­cials­from­saidSouth­eas­t­onWed­nes­day.Asi­aand theOfrest­those,were2,860fromSouth­w­ereAsia.from South­east­Po­liceal­soAsi­a­saidandtheythe­hadrest were from South Asia.

Police also said they had de­tained 142 smug­glers from de­tained­groups, 142a smug­gler­swell-or­ga­nized­from Chi­nateam ledand­byother­aHongKong­coun­tries,res­i­dent in­clud­in­gres­i­dent­from29fromSouthSouth­east­Asia Asi­a­know­nand asSouth“Lit­tleAsia.Tiger”, lured im­mi­grantsO­ne­ofthe with­largest­promis­escrim­i­nalof groups,jobs,of­fi­cial­sawell-or­ga­nized­said.Theyteamwere ledsmug­gled­byaHong­in­toKongthe res­i­dent­coun­try fromthroughSouthGuangzhouAsi­a­knownBaiyu­nas “Lit­tleIn­ter­na­tion­alTiger”,luredAir­por­tim­mi­grantsand with­then­promis­es­tak­en­by­of­train­jobs,toof­fiShen­zhen.cials said.Shen­zhen.They were smug­gled into the“coun­tryThe­ac­tiv­i­ti­esthrough­w­ereGuangzhou wellor­ga­nizedBaiyun In­ter­na­tion­al­bypro­fes­sion­alAir­portto traf­fick­ers,andthen tak­en­who by­had­train­clear Shen­zhen.and­spe­cific re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. They“The­formedac­tiv­i­tie­saw­ere­hu­man­wellsmug­glin­gor­ga­nized­ck­ers,cby­chain,”pro­fes­sion­al­saidYin­traf­fiChengjun, speci­fiofthe re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.BorderCon­trolTheyBureau­formed­ofthea hu­manMin­istrys­mug­glin­gofPublic­chain,”Se­cu­rity,said Yi­nat Chengjun,anews di­vi­sion­con­fer­ence­head ofin Shen­zhen onWed­nes­day.

Some crim­i­nal groups also routed the il­le­gal im­mi­grants the Bor­der Con­trol Bureau of the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity, at a news con­fer­ence in Shen­zhen on Wed­nes­day.

Some crim­i­nal groups also routed the il­le­gal im­mi­grants from the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion to Guang­dong prov­ince af­ter cross­ing the Viet­nam bor­der.

The South Asians smug­gled by Lit­tle Tiger’s group stayed at rental apart­ments near a rail­way sta­tion in Shen­zhen’s Luohu dis­trict, wait­ing for a chance to sneak into Hong Kong, of­fi­cials said. They would ei­ther climb over the barbed wire along the Shen­zhen-Hong Kong bor­der or travel by boat from ports in Shen­zhen and Huizhou,TheSouthGuang­donge,Asianstosmug­gledHong Kong.smug­gled by Lit­tle Tiger’s group stayedOnMar­cha­trental18,thea­part­mentspublic­se­cu­rity thes­ta­tionChi­ne­sein main­landShen­zhen’sandLuo­huHongdis­trict,Kong joint­ly­wait­ingde­tained­fora 30chance­sus­pect­sto and­sneak121 in­tosmug­gledHongSouthKong,Asianof­fi­cials im­mi­grants,of­fi­cials­said.Theyand­wouldthey­seizedei­ther four­climb­boatsoverandthea ve­hi­cle,barbed­dur­ing

wire alongan­op­er­a­tiontheShen­zhen-at­moreHongthan 20Kon­glo­ca­tions­bor­deron­lan­dor and­trav­e­lat­sea.by boatMost­from­for­eign­er­sports im­mi­grateinShen­zhento the­andChi­ne­seHuizhou,main­landGuang­don­gorHong Kong­province,towork,toHong­but­someKong.also en­gageDuring­in­crimes­the such­morningas­theft,of rob­beryMarch 18,andthe­drug­pub­lic­traf­f­ise­cu­ri­ty­ck­ing, Yin­de­part­ments­said. of the Chi­nese main­land and Hong Kong Con­tact jointly the de­tained­writer at 30 sally@ sus­pects chi­nadai­lyhk.co­mand 121 smug­gledand grace@ South chi­nadai­lyhk.comAsian im­mi­grants, and they seized four boats and a ve­hi­cle, dur­ing an op­er­a­tion at more than 20 lo­ca­tions on some also en­gage in crimes such as theft, rob­bery and drug traf­fick­ing, which has af­fected so­cial se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity in both ar­eas, Yin said.

“The min­istry will con­tinue to make ef­forts in com­bat­ing pro­fes­sional crimes and res­o­lutely main­tain se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity of the Guang­dong-Hong Kong bor­der and Hong Kong so­ci­ety,” he said.

The police ac­tion or­ga­nized by the min­istry be­gan on Feb 20 and will con­tinue un­til July 2017. The joint op­er­a­tion in­volves Guang­dong and Yun­nan prov­inces, the Guangxi Zhuang and Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gions, and the Hong Kong spe­cial ad­min­is­tra­tive re­gion.

The ac­tiv­i­ties were well or­ga­nized by pro­fes­sional traf­fick­ers, who had clear and spe­cific re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. They formed a hu­man smug­gling chain.”

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