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