6 September 1921: A court heard at Liverpool today, where 13 Chinese were facing deportation, that smuggling was carried out in a systematic manner
Disclosures as to the systematic manner in which Chinamen are smuggled into Great Britain were made in a case heard at Liverpool today, when 13 Chinese were charged with having landed in the United Kingdom without permission.
Mr. Howard Roberts, for the prosecution, stated that the smuggling was carried out upon a regular system. Stationed at various places in China, a number of Chinese agents circulated reports as to the splendid opportunities awaiting Chinamen in Great Britain, and these agents obtained large sums from Chinamen, who were willing to pay between 400 and 500 Chinese dollars, equivalent to about £100, to be smuggled into the United Kingdom.
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