Hong Kong authorities arrest 21 in major crackdown on illegal immigration and employment

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28th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Law enforcement officers in Hong Kong’s Yau Tsim district, together with personnel from the Immigration Department, conducted a series of coordinated raids aimed at curbing illegal immigration, unauthorised employment, and illicit activities including prostitution yesterday. The sweeping action led to the arrest of 21 individuals, aged between 24 and 58, across various locations within the district.

The detainees include 19 women from mainland China, one Vietnamese woman, and one Indonesian woman. These individuals were apprehended on a range of charges including failure to produce identification, violation of stay conditions, overstaying their visas, illegal entry, use of forged documents, and unauthorized employment in Hong Kong. Following their arrests, they are currently being held for further investigation, with some expected to be transferred to relevant departments for additional processing.