Man Arrested for Organizing People to Illegally Cross the Border

Now Shenzhen   |   March 31, 2022

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A local people's procuratorate in South China's Guangdong Province on Monday approved the arrest of a suspect surnamed Chen for organizing people to illegally cross the border.

After investigation, the people's procuratorate in Luohu district, Shenzhen, found that two people nicknamed Shetou and Xiajie from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) contacted 36-year-old Chen, who was familiar with the smuggling route. The two men needed Chen's help to pick up and transport four people from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland. 

After times of exploring the route along the Shenzhen border line, Chen on February 10 arrived in Ta Kwu Ling, Hong Kong, from Shenzhen across the barbed wire at the border, and guided the four people to enter into Shenzhen.

On the same day, Chen and the three others were seized in Luohu by local police and border armed police officers. The other one was arrested the next day.

After investigation, the four suspects were all illegal workers who had entered Hong Kong and later tried to return to their hometown due to the serious epidemic situation in HKSAR.

Two of them tested positive for COVID-19 and have been sent to a local hospital for treatment. 

Article from: Global Times