Bangladeshi asylum-seekers jailed for illegal work

Local | 7 Apr 2016 5:42 pm

Two Indian and three Bangladeshi illegal workers holding Immigration recognisance forms were jailed at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts this week.

In August 2015, Immigration Department investigators received a referral from the Hong Kong Police to further investigate an illegal employment case. Enforcement officers raided an unnamed recycling depot in Lok Ma Chau.

Five male illegal workers aged 29 to 36 were found dismantling, conveying and compressing metal. They were found to be asylum claimants in possession of recognisance forms issued by the ImmD, which prohibit them from taking up employment.

The five illegal workers, who appeared at Shatin Magistrates' Courts, were charged with taking up employment after landing in Hong Kong unlawfully and remaining in Hong Kong without the authority of the Director of Immigration or while being a person in respect of whom a removal order was in force.

After the trial, the five illegal workers were each sentenced to 22 months and 2 weeks' imprisonment.

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