Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Illegals smuggled into NYC via luxury liner

From the Daily News:

A Malaysian man smuggled illegal Chinese immigrants into Brooklyn in style - aboard the ultraposh Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, federal authorities say.

Five women and four men were taken into custody last month after the QM2 - touted as the most luxurious ocean liner ever built - arrived at the New York Cruise Terminal in Red Hook.

The accused smuggler, Fatt Kwee Wong, told agents he was paid $3,000 for each of the nine passengers by an unidentified person in China. The illegal immigrants also forked over $500 each when they boarded the ship in Dubai, according to court papers.

A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is believed to be the first case of its kind in the New York area.

11 comments:

Joe said...

Been going on for years. I used to play music on these floating bootdellos.

A good 1/2 the staff (1/4 the population of the whole ship) was always homeless people, floaters, illegals.
Most these ships are registered outside the US and bypass all sorts of inspections, EPA Emissions and INS.
..Floating sanctuary's !
That's why so many people get sick, virus outbreaks happen on these.

-Joe

Anonymous said...

And what did those illegals pay their snake head for smuggling them into the USA luxury class?

I heard the usual rate runs about $75,000 for steerage type accommodations.

Anyone remember the "Golden Venture" human smuggling episode?

Google it and learn.
We have a lot to "thank" China for.

Life is still cheap in the Orient.

Anonymous said...

two comments about this article only?I guess as long as those illegals are not mexican, Americans don't mind and are ok with having more than 50% of illegal asian people in flushing.

Anonymous said...

two comments about this article only?I guess as long as those illegals are not mexican, Americans don't mind and are ok with having more than 50% of illegal asian people in flushing.
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NO SHIP!

Anonymous said...

I doubt it's a first. It's the first time they noticed or caught anyone what idiots. Ships have been smuggling since ships were invented and especially in NYC shipping ports - the most corrupt places on earth.

Anonymous said...

LOL...
Fatt Kwee Wong?

You gotta be kidding!

Send 'em all to Gitmo for some enhanced interrogation.

And how many terrorists slip through our ports undetected each year....h-m-m-m? !!!

This county's on the skids.

Another "9-11" is just waiting to happen.

Wun Hung Low said...

Is Fatt Kwee Wong a cousin of that notorious underworld crime lord
"Wo Fat" from the old "Hawaii Five O" show?

Sum Yung Gai said...

Wun Hung Low said...
Is Fatt Kwee Wong a cousin of that notorious underworld crime lord
"Wo Fat" from the old "Hawaii Five O" show?

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Oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

yeah great homeland security!

Joe said...

Its unreal what goes on below.
These ships have hallways and hallways of bunkers for the crew to sleep in shifts.
The aging Diesel engines and generators are usually never turned off fumigating half of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Most these ships are "carriers" owned and registered overseas and operate like sovereign country's.
They are a HUGE security risk and pay ZIP taxes for the services and aggravation they cause wile the American "Booking" company's make billions off the idiots that travel on them.
What kind of idiot spends $3500 + 7 days at sea to stay on St.Thomas or that mega craphole St.Croix for 5 hours ?

-Joe

Anonymous said...

You sure his name wasn't Fah Qui Dong?