23.04.2021, 17:09

An Giang promptly prevents illegal entry of 12 people

An Giang promptly prevents illegal entry of 12 people

People boarding a boat to cross the Tien River to enter Vietnam illegally are detected by the border guard forces – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The border guard forces in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang in coordination with their counterparts in Dong Thap Province promptly detected and prevented seven men and five women from entering Vietnam illegally.

At around 2:30 a.m. on April 22, while patrolling the Tien River area running through Thuong Phuoc Commune, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province, the forces discovered that the 12 people were seeking to enter the country by crossing the river using a boat. On being detected by the forces, the 12 immediately returned to the other side of the border area, reported VietnamPlus.

Given the complicated Covid-19 developments, the local border guard forces have been teaming up to patrol the border areas day and night to stop people living overseas from entering Dong Thap or An Giang illegally through the Tien River.

In a related development, Le Hong Vuong, commander of the Tay Ninh Provincial Border Guard, said that the local competent forces were still verifying information linked to a group of three people who said they had entered Vietnam illegally through Tay Ninh Province on April 21.

The forces had yet to identify places linked to their illegal entry as earlier declared by the three. There was a possibility that the group had made a mistake in declaring the locations they had been to, Vuong added.

From January this year to date, the Tay Ninh Provincial Border Guard forces have detected over 131 cases and captured 403 people who entered or exited the country illegally, prosecuted two cases and four suspects who arranged an illegal exit ring as well as imposed fines on 140 cases with 408 suspects, with total fines exceeding VND1.7 billion.