Coast guard probes people-smuggling - News Summed Up

Coast guard probes people-smuggling


Lee, 46, yesterday made good on his promise, surrendering to police in New Taipei City’s Sansia District (三峽), who referred him to prosecutors for allegedly contravening the Immigration Act (入出國及移民法) and forwarded information about him to the city government, the coast guard and the National Immigration Agency. The coast guard is collecting information about Lee’s case and has set up a task force, Kinmen-Matsu-Penghu Branch Director Liao Te-cheng (廖德成) said in response to media inquiries. It would ask Lee to help identify the brokers who arranged his passage, the boat owner and the other passengers, the coast guard said. As cross-strait travel surges ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the coast guard would boost its patrols, targeting fishing boats that are not actually fishing, Liao said. The coast guard is more active near Kinmen, as it is closer to China, but patrols around Penghu and other areas are strict as well, he said.


Source: Taipei Times January 20, 2019 15:56 UTC



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