China repatriates 65 illegal immigrants

Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China has repatriated 65 foreign nationals for entering the country illegally and working in the Guangxi region.

Police on Saturday said they have arrested three suspects, including a foreign national, in connection with smuggling of foreigners into China to work at a local wood company, Xinhua news agency reported.

They allegedly helped the workers cross the border illegally and charged exorbitant “transportation fees” of up to 1,500 yuan ($232) per person.

Guangxi police uncovered 145 illegal immigrant cases in their two-year campaign and apprehended 233 suspects.

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