The Public Prosecutions Office in Macau. Photo: Macau Government

Two women were arrested by judiciary police in Macau on Wednesday  for allegedly providing false information so that a Vietnamese man could get a work permit.

A 59-year-old with the surname Chan and her 32-year-old daughter, surname Yeung, were arrested on the island of Taipa, Jornal Do Cidadao reported.

Police uncovered the alleged ruse on July 20 last year when they found the Vietnamese man in possession of a non-resident workers’ card, commonly known as the blue card, while investigating a drug trafficking case. The man said he had paid 34,000 Macau patacas (US$4,219) for the card.

On further investigation the police found that all details on the card had been fabricated except for the man’s personal information.

Officers detained the mother and daughter on Wednesday.

The mother admitted that she was given 5,000 patacas by an employment agent to help the Vietnamese man apply for a worker’s card. Her daughter helped her to provide the fake information.

The two women have been charged with the falsification of documents and the case has been sent to the Public Prosecutions Office.