Six foreigners given 15 months in jail for illegal work
Four Indian men, all asylum seekers, were found doing renovation work in a flat in Stanley; a woman from Vietnam and man from Uganda were also caught
A Vietnamese woman, a man from Uganda and four Indian men were jailed for working illegally after being caught by Immigration officials.
The Vietnamese woman, aged 34, was charged for one count of illegal work as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Kowloon’s Ngau Tau Kok, plus one count of using a forged identity card, according to a government statement published on Tuesday.
A 31-year-old man from Uganda was arrested in Yuen Long in the New Territories while conveying vehicle parts.
And on September 29, four men from India, aged from 28 to 30, were arrested when officers from the Immigration Department raided a flat in Stanley on Hong Kong Island. They were found doing renovation work.
The Ugandan and four Indians were asylum seekers.
The six people were charged at Sha Tin and Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on Sept 29 and Tuesday, respectively. All pleaded guilty to the charge and each was sentenced to 15 months in jail.
The Vietnamese woman was also sentenced to 15 months for using a forged identity card. But the two jail terms are concurrent – she will serve them at the same time.