40 illegal immigrants found in HCM City hinh anh 1Some of the illegal immigrants arrested. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
Ho Chi Minh City’s police have detected 40 foreigners, all Chinese, who entered Vietnam illegally on March 5-6.

Of the people, five were found staying at a hotel and confessed that they came illegally to Vietnam from China’s Fujian province via unofficial channels in Vietnam’s northern border region, and caught a bus to the city.

Thirteen others were found on a bus parked in front of another hotel where the remainders were staying in.

The local police have instructed competent forces to collect samples of the people for COVID-19 testing, and put them into quarantine in line with pandemic prevention and control regulations.

Their illegal immigration is also under further investigation./.