This case relates to an arrest made by Vietnamese authorities on 24 June 2012, when a vessel was apprehended anchoring at a local beach in Vietnam's Ba-Ria Vung Tu province. 10 people were sleeping on board at that time, others onshore. Upon questioning, one of the men on board the vessel confessed that he was one the persons involved in organising the vessel and sought to take 25 persons from Vietnam to Australia. Three persons involved in organising the vessel were arrested at the time of the interception. Information about the criminal proceedings against them, if any, was not available at the time of writing.
The men involved in organising of this venture received between USD 11,000 and 14,000 from each of the passengers to take them from Vietnam to Australia. VND 250 million were used to buy the vessel that was to be used in this smuggling venture.
Information about any criminal proceedings was not available at the time of writing.
guyen Van Kinh was one of the men involved in organising this smuggling venture. He was sleeping on board the vessel when Vietnamese authorities apprehended the vessel. He received money from the passengers, some of which he used to purchase the smuggling vessel.
Mr Nguyen Ngoc Loi was the captain of the smuggling vessel.
Mr Tuong was one of the organisers of this smuggling venture. He received money from the passengers, some of which he used to purchase the smuggling vessel.
'Vietnam police bust gang smuggling migrants to Austrilia' [Australia], Thanh Nien News (online), 26 June 2012
This entry was copied from The Migrant Smuggling Case Database, launched by the University of Queensland Migrant Smuggling Working Group in August 2013.