According to the police, the Yau Tsim Police District and the Immigration Department officers conducted an anti-illegal immigrant and anti-illegal labor operation code-named "CHAMPION" yesterday (January 11) based on tips and in-depth investigations. Multiple locations in the area.
During the operation, officers arrested a total of 6 people, aged between 24 and 46, including 4 Mainland women, 1 Mainland man and 1 non-Chinese woman.
They were arrested on charges of "misleading police officers", "using other people's identity documents", "violating the conditions of stay" and "staying in Hong Kong without the authorization of the Director of Immigration".
Officers also found that the Mainland man was a wanted person.
All the arrested persons are being detained for investigation and some of them will be handed over to the Immigration Department for follow-up.
According to the police, according to Section 38AA of the Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115 of the Laws of Hong Kong, illegal immigrants, persons subject to deportation orders or deportation orders, overstayers or persons who have been refused entry are not allowed to accept paid or unpaid employment Working, establishing or participating in any business, the maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of HK$50,000 and imprisonment for 3 years.
If an employer employs a person who is not lawfully employable and that person is an illegal immigrant, a person subject to a removal order or deportation order, an overstayer or a person who has been refused entry, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$500,000 and imprisonment for 10 years year.
Any person who violates the conditions of stay valid for him, upon conviction, is liable to a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and imprisonment for 2 years.