Two illegal immigrants were sent to the public prosecutors’ office in Macau after being arrested by judiciary police last Friday.
At 7.30am on March 29, an officer found a man who looked suspicious wandering around Avenida 1 de Maio, Tai Chung Daily reported.
The officer approached the man and found that he was a Vietnamese aged around 40, but could not provide any identification documents.
The Vietnamese man admitted to police officers that he swam to Macau from mainland China on March 20, saying that he wanted to find a job in the city. However, he did not get any job and had been wandering and sleeping in parks since then.
Further inquiries revealed that the man had been arrested for illegal entry before and a court had banned him from entering the city for 10 years starting from October 2016.
Then, on Sunday, a judiciary officer arrested a Chinese illegal immigrant from the mainland, aged around 20, on Avenida 24 de Junho.
The man tried to run away but officers intercepted him. He told the police he had paid about 8,000 renminbi (US$4,609) to a man who assisted him to enter Macau illegally by boat.
The Chinese man allegedly arrived at Macau on March 26. He said he had been gambling in different casinos in the days prior to his arrest.