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6 weeks’ jail for DH arrested in Immigration raid against illegal work

25 June 2024

Immigration officers escort those arrested for illegal work 

A domestic helper arrested in one of the raids conducted by the Immigration Department against illegal work pleaded guilty yesterday (June 24)  at Shatin Court to breaching her condition of stay and was jailed for six weeks.

Janet Languian, 47 years old, was arrested while doing odd jobs in an Aberdeen restaurant last May 8 when Immigration officers raided the estblishment.

She was charged with breaching a condition of stay, which prohibits her from doing work other than as a domestic helper at her employer’s house, in violation of the Immigration Ordinance and the Immigration Regulations.


Languian was one of the eight suspected illegal workers, three suspected employers and one suspected aider and abettor who were arrested in a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations and joint operations with the Hong Kong Police Force codenamed "Champion" and "Windsand" on May 6-9.

During the "Windsand" anti-illegal worker operations, Immigration Task Force officers raided six target locations including premises under renovation and restaurants. Six suspected illegal workers and two suspected employers were arrested.

During operation "Champion", enforcement officers raided 37 target locations in Western district and arrested one suspected employer and one suspected aider and abettor.

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