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Two Vietnamese women indicted for helping foreigners enter Vietnam illegally under guise of experts

Two Vietnamese women indicted for helping foreigners enter Vietnam illegally under guise of experts

Saturday, May 29, 2021, 15:45 GMT+7
Two Vietnamese women indicted for helping foreigners enter Vietnam illegally under guise of experts
Law enforcement officers serve the arrest warrant on a woman who facilitated the illegal entry of 12 South Koreans into Vietnam, in Da Nang City, May 28, 2021. Photo: D.C. / Tuoi Tre

Police in Da Nang on Friday initiated legal proceedings against two local women for facilitating the illegal entry of South Koreans into Vietnam under the guise of experts.

The two women -- Phan Thi Thao Ly, 26, from Ngu Hanh Son District, and Pham Thi Phuc, 25, from Thanh Khe District -- were also arrested on the same day.

Ly and Phuc worked without a contract of employment for the office of a South Korean society in Da Nang, which is located in Son Tra District.

Their main job was to help companies prepare related documents during the visa application process.

The two Vietnamese women assisted To My Hong Anh and Van Thi Phuong Thao, two employees of KV Global Company, in preparing documents for 12 South Koreans to make entry into Vietnam under the cover of experts.

Initial investigation results showed that these 12 South Koreans were not experts, those included in Vietnam's list of priority for entry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Da Nang police indicted Anh on May 15.

Ly and Phuc took part in this illicit racket run by Anh and KV Global despite fully acknowledging its illegitimacy.

Under their agreement, Ly and Phuc would be paid US$2,100 for every successful entry.

Vietnam began denying entry to foreign nationals on March 22, 2020 and currently only allows foreigners who are investors, experts, skilled workers, and business managers to get in. 

They are required to present certificates showing they tested negative for COVID-19 within three days before their flights and comply with Vietnam’s coronavirus quarantine regulations upon their arrival.

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