國際 公視 Vietnamese Stowaways, Boat Crew Arrested in Pingtung|海巡凌晨再逮5越南偷渡犯 仍有3人在逃

Vietnamese Stowaways, Boat Crew Arrested in Pingtung|海巡凌晨再逮5越南偷渡犯 仍有3人在逃

公視 2020-09-16 23:10
Thirty-three Vietnamese stowaways who had planned to land in Pingtung have been caught, along with five crew members. The whereabouts of the remaining three are still unknown. Prosecutors have applied to detain the captain of the boat.



Coast Guard personnel lead five Vietnamese stowaways out of a forest near Pingtung's Baisha Bay. The Coast Guard came across a Taiwanese fishing boat carrying Vietnamese stowaways off the coast of Kenting on the 15th. Authorities believe the stowaways were picked up in China.

They are picked up by Taiwanese fishing boats in China and brought here illegally via the Taiwan Strait. According to the boat captain, he had 36 stowaways on board. We currently have 33 in custody and there are probably three still at large.

The Coast Guard captured 28 stowaways and five crew members on the 15th, and another five stowaways on the 16th. Prosecutors are seeking to detain the captain of the boat.

These are major violations of immigration laws and we are still looking for accomplices. We are also investigation witness collusion. A (male crew member) surnamed Tsai has been questioned and released on NT$50,000 bail.

The Pingtung County Public Health Bureau says none of the stowaways in custody has a fever. The Coast Guard and Hengchun police are looking for the three stowaways still at large.

清晨的屏東白砂灣,海巡人員帶著5名越南籍偷渡犯從樹林裡面走出來,海巡署15號凌晨在墾丁外海發現戴著越南偷渡犯的台灣漁船。根據海巡的調查,這些偷渡犯都是先偷渡到中國再轉來台灣。

海巡署南部分署副分署長 耿英傑表示:「利用中國中轉到海峽(中線)這邊來,由我們的漁船,本國籍漁船去接駁,然後伺機非法入境。據船長所供稱,36名偷渡犯,我們現在抓到33名,應該是還有3名在逃。」

海巡從15號凌晨就出動大批人力追捕偷渡犯,15號先抓到包含船長的5名船員,跟28名偷渡犯,16號凌晨再抓到5名。屏東地檢署懷疑還有共犯,向法院聲請羈押船長。

屏東地檢署主任檢察官 陳怡利表示:「涉犯入出國及移民法罪嫌重大,還有共犯未到案。有勾串共犯或證人之虞,所以向法院聲請羈押。(船員)蔡姓男子經檢察官訊問後,交保新台幣5萬元。」

屏東縣衛生局表示,目前抓到的偷渡犯都沒有體溫異常等的通報。另外因為本案還有3名偷渡犯在逃,海巡人員跟恆春警方會繼續在各地臨檢搜查,希望盡快抓到剩下的偷渡犯。