The Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court where the case was heard. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Pakistani man was jailed by a Shatin Magistrates’ Court after being caught in a raid by Hong Kong police, the Immigration Department and the Labor Department in late July, according to a government statement released on Monday.

The 37-year-old man was sentenced to 15 months, the statement said, after he was found conveying goods in a recycling shop in Sham Shui Po in Kowloon on July 25 during the raid.

The man was a non-refoulement claimant, a status given to people claiming asylum who are permitted to stay in Hong Kong but not to work.

Meanwhile, an employer suspected of giving him the job was also arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

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