Vietnam Immigration News

Instituting criminal case of “organizing, brokering illegal emigration”

The activities of organizing, brokering illegal emigration continue to develop in a complex way by virtue of collusion between domestic and overseas crime rings. Through the process of receiving, exploiting, investigating, verifying and collecting documents and evidence relating to the two citizens deported to Vietnam by the US due to their illegal entry into the US, the Immigration Department of Vietnam has detected a crime ring of organizing Vietnamese citizens to emigrate to the US illegally.

          On September 3rd, 2020, the Immigration Department of Vietnam, in agreement with the Investigation Security Agency of the Ministry of Public Security and the Department of Public Prosecutions and Supervision over the Investigation of National Security Crimes of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, decided to institute the criminal case of “organizing, brokering illegal emigration” under the Article 349 of the Penal Code 2015. The Department then sent the files of the case to the Investigation Security Office of the Ho Chi Minh municipal Police Department for further investigation and handling relevant individuals.

           The institution of the criminal case has made an important contribution to prevention, detection, and handling individuals and crime rings of organizing illegal emigration, ensuring national security and social order and safety in the field of immigration management. In the coming time, the Immigration Department of Vietnam will continue to coordinate with other Departments and local Police to strongly implement the telegram Direction of the Ministry of Public Security on the intensive period of stepping up crackdown on crimes, preventing illegal immigration of both Vietnamese citizens and foreigners dated July 27th, 2020.

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