One Chinese nation man and two Vietnamese women received 19-year prison sentence for organizing the illegal immigration according to the decision of the People’s Procuracy of Da Nang.
After the instance trial, on August 29 afternoon, the Da Nang City People's Court sentenced Chen Xian Fa (27 years old, China) 8 years in prison, Ho Thi Thu Trinh (24 years old, Quang Nam) 6 years in prison and Huynh Ngoc Diem (41 years old, Da Nang) 5 years in prison for taking illegal immigrants into Da Nang.
According to the indictment, on June 23, Chen Xian Fa (in China) contacted with Ho Thi Thu Trinh (in Da Nang) through Wechat app and asked to rent the house. Knowing Chen Xian Fa did not have a visa to enter Vietnam, but Trinh still agreed. Trinh contacted Huynh Ngoc Diem to find the house. Diem also knows this Chinese group does not have a visa to enter Vietnam but still agrees to find and for rent the house. After reaching an agreement with the landlord No. 39 Duong Tu Giang (Ngu Hanh Son district) with the rent of 19 million VND / month (for 3 months contract) Trinh and Diem agreed to raise the contract price to 23 million VND / month and shared the extra money.
After asking to find the house in Vietnam, on June 28, Chen Xian Fa requested three other Chinese people to illegally enter Vietnam with the aim of running sales ads to help Chen Xian Fa on the social networks. This group was transported by a Vietnamese driver to Da Nang, then Trinh called a taxi to the rented house.
On June 30, this group asked Trinh to lead to another house on Tran Trong Khiem street (Ngu Hanh Son district) to meet Nguyen Thi Hong Vi and receive 1 suitcase and some bags, inside there were 14 laptops, 31 mobile phones and related components to the rented house.
During the time the four Chinese nationals remained in Da Nang, Trinh and Diem helped them buy food and essential products until the ring got busted by police.
In the court questioning section, the defendants admitted their criminal acts and admitted that the indictment of the People's Procuracy was the right person and the right crime.
The People’s Procuracy of the Da Nang imposed an eight-year prison sentence on the Chinese national and two Vietnamese citizens received six-year and five-year prison sentence respectively plus VND40 million fine.

Translator: Thuy Trang
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Source: Da Nang News For Expats Page

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