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Day: August 18, 2014

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Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Online Report: Middlemen are supposedly paid HK$10,000 to HK$12,000 to take illegal immigrants to Hong Kong by high-speed boat. Photo taken from South China Morning Post. Hundreds of illegal jobseekers, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan are allegedly being smuggled into Hong Kong (HK) through Shenzhen of China, a HK-based English daily reported today. The South China Morning Post report claimed that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh or Pakistan had entered HK by boat in the past years. Migrants fly into cities across mainland China and head to Shenzhen, where they pay middlemen HK$10,000 to HK$12,000 to illegally enter HK in the past years. The report revealed a 50% year-on-year rise in the number of non-ethnic-Chinese illegal immigrants arrested in HK. The official police figu...