Two asylum seekers given 15 months jail for illegal work
Three employers suspected of hiring the illegal workers were arrested and investigations are ongoing into whether they broke the law
A Bangladeshi man and a Vietnamese man have been jailed for working illegally after being caught by Immigration officials.
The Bangladeshi man, aged 37, was charged with one count of illegal work as he conveyed goods in a warehouse in Fo Tan in the New Territories, according to a government statement released on Tuesday.
The Vietnamese man, aged 34, was arrested in Kwai Chung while doing loading work. He was also suspected of using and possessing a forged identity card.
Both men were asylum seekers.
The two men were charged at Sha Tin and Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on February 15 and 17 respectively. They pleaded guilty to the charge and each was sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Meanwhile, three employers suspected of employing the illegal workers were arrested and investigations are ongoing into whether they broke the law.