Trio imprisoned for illegally bringing Chinese to Vietnam hinh anh 1At the court (Photo: Internet)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi People’s Court on October 8 gave imprisonment sentences to three persons for illegally bringing two Chinese to Vietnam amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The defendants are Truong Thi Quyen, 35, from the central province of Nghe An, who were sentenced to 30 months in prison; Nguyen Huu Trung, 32, from Hanoi with 15 months behind bar, and Nguyen Van Dung, 41, from Hanoi 12 months for “organising illegal immigration to Vietnam” in line with Clause 1, Article 348 of the 2015 Penal Code.

Quyen used to illegally bring Vietnamese to China, and Chinese to Vietnam.

On January 4, 2021, Quyen was hired by a person named Hung to carry two Chinese from Cao Bang to Hanoi. She agreed and contacted Trung to pick them up for a wage of 3.8 million VND (165 USD). Trung then successfully took them to Hanoi together with Dung.

A day later, Trung took them to a guest house. At the same time, the police conducted administrative inspection there and found out that the two Chinese had no personal papers.

The trio later were arrested.

In the case, Quyen earned 1.8 million VND, Trung 800,000 VND and Dung 2.5 million VND. The two Chinese were also deported. The police are also finding the identity of Hung./.