Police arrest ring leader for illegal immigrants with patient 1,440

A leader of police station in the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang yesterday announced police officers have arrested the man who organized illegal immigration for the group of people from Cambodia into Vietnam on December 24.
Phan Thanh Hung is arrested (Photo: SGGP)
Phan Thanh Hung is arrested (Photo: SGGP)

Specifically, police officers have detained 39 year-old Phan Thanh Hung in An Phu District in An Giang Province who is the leader of the ring to take people from foreign countries into Vietnam through trails in borderline without permission. Police also detected Hung had brought many illegal immigrants into Vietnam before.

Initially, Hung confessed his felonious acts adding illegal immigrants had to give him money.

Deputy Chief of An Giang Province Police Division Colonel Lam Thanh Sol said that right after knowing that police will take legal proceedings against the ring leader of the case relating to the patient 1,440 who is tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Hung has fled away from An Giang Province.

Therefore, police officers in An Giang had to work with their peers in Binh Duong Province to arrest him and then isolate him for testing. When he finishes isolation time, police investigators will start legal proceeding against him according to the law.

Police officers have verified four people in the ring led by Hung. Police investigators will arrest the remaining people in the ring.