Two illegal workers jailed

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Shatin Law Courts

The Shatin Magistrates’ courts jailed two Illegal workers holding the recognizance forms heard on November 18.

The two persons were identified as Vietnamese, a male aged 31, and a female, aged 62, both holding recognizance forms.

As stated in the Immigration Department press release, the Vietnamese man was arrested while working an odd job. When inspected by the ImmD during the identity checking of the “Twilight” Operation on October 17, he presented a recognizance form, which prohibits him from taking employment.

On another ImmD operation, “Breakthrough”, conducted on Nov 16, ImmD investigators raided a residential building in Shatin. A Vietnamese female, aged 62, was arrested while working as a cleaning worker. Upon interception, she attempted to flee and resisted but was immediately subdued. Upon identity checking, she produced for inspection a recognizance form issued by the ImmD, which prohibits her from taking employment. Further investigation revealed that she was a non-refoulement claimant.

Both employers suspected of employing the illegal workers were also arrested and the investigations are ongoing.

The illegal workers were charged at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts on November 18 with taking employment while being a person in respect of whom a removal order or deportation order was in force. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese female was also charged with one count of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a member of the Immigration Service.

Both pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to 15 months, and 15 months and one week respectively.

The spokesman warned that any person who assaults resists or obstructs any member of the Service acting in the execution of his duty, or aids or incites any person to assault, resist or obstruct any such member of the Service, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine at level 1 (i.e. $2,000) and to imprisonment for six months.

 

Two illegal workers jailed

The Shatin Magistrates’ courts jailed two illegal workers holding the recognizance forms heard on November 18.

The two persons were identified as Vietnamese, a male aged 31, and a female, aged 62, both holding recognizance forms.

According to the Immigration Department press release, the Vietnamese man was arrested while working an odd job.

Upon identity checking by the ImmD in their Twilight” Operation conducted on October 17, he presented a recognizance form, which prohibits him from taking employment.

On another ImmD operation, “Breakthrough”, conducted on Nov 16, ImmD investigators raided a residential building in Shatin.

A Vietnamese female, aged 62, was arrested while working as a cleaning worker. Upon interception, she attempted to flee and resisted but was immediately subdued.

Upon identity checking, she produced for inspection a recognizance form issued by the ImmD, which prohibits her from taking employment. Further investigation revealed that she was a non-refoulement claimant.

Both employers suspected of employing the illegal workers were also arrested in the operation and the investigations are ongoing.

The illegal workers were charged at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts on November 18 with taking employment while being a person in respect of whom a removal order or deportation order was in force.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese female was also charged with one count of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a member of the Immigration Service.

The two Vietnamese pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to 15 months, and 15 months and one week respectively.

The spokesman warned that any person who assaults resists or obstructs any member of the Service acting in the execution of his duty, or aids or incites any person to assault, resist or obstruct any such member of the Service, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine at level 1 (i.e. $2,000) and to imprisonment for six months.