Macau | Police agents condemned for assisting illegal entry in MSAR – top court (Correct)

Top court condemned police agents on various charges linked to facilitating the illegal entry of people into the Macau SAR’s territory in exchange of financial compensation

Macau (MNA) – Three agents of the Macau SAR Public Security Police Forces (PSP) have been found guilty on various charges linked to facilitating the illegal entry of people into the city’s territory in exchange of financial compensation, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has decided.

The heavier sentence delivered by the TUI was of 18 years in prison, with the two other sentences amounting to 11 years and nine years.

The case disclosed in January 2016 originally involved six PSP officers, who have been sentenced in the Court of First Instance with charges ranging from one year and nine months to 15 years.

In particular, the agents have been charged of crimes of passive corruption, passive corruption for wrongful acts, providing shelter, confidentiality breach, power abuse, attempted fraud, and influence peddling.

Two of the offenders were as deputy-chiefs, two were main officers, one was an officer, and another was a chief.

The offenders moved the case to Court of Second Instance (TSI), which aggravated the sentences of four of the agents.

Three of them moved the case to the TUI, which maintained the sentence handled by the TSI.

(corrects number of agents found guilty by the Court of Final Appeal)

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