Vietnamese woman, 53, jailed for collecting cans for sale

Local | 27 Jun 2016 7:09 pm

A female Vietnamese asylum claimant was jailed at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts on Friday for illegally establishing a business, the Department of Immigration announced.

The woman, 53, was arrested during a raid at a restaurant in Sham Shui Po on April 28. She was collecting aluminum cans at the restaurant. Under caution, she admitted that she collected the cans for sale. She produced for inspection a recognisance, which prohibits her from taking up employment or establishing or joining in any business, and further investigation revealed that she was a non-refoulement claimant.

 The suspect was charged at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts on Friday with establishing business while being a person who remains in Hong Kong without the authority of the Director of Immigration after having landed in Hong Kong unlawfully. She was sentenced to 24 months' imprisonment.

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