Fatt Kwee Wong Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants into U.S. Aboard Queen Mary 2

by Libby Zay 
Posted May 9th 2011 10:45 AMUpdated May 9th 2011 10:46 AM

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Authorities are saying a Malaysian man attempted to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants into New York aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic ship deemed the "most luxurious ocean liner ever build."

The New York Daily News is reporting five women and four men were taken into custody last month after they arrived at the New York Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Far from stowaways, the illegal immigrants had access to all of the ship's spectacular amenities – including a planetarium, the largest ballroom at sea, a Canyon Ranch spa, and several gourmet restaurants.

According to agents the accused smugger, Fatt Kwee Wong, 49, says he was paid $3,000 for each of the nine passengers by an unidentified person in China. The illegal immigrants also paid $500 each when they boarded the ship in Dubai, according to court papers.

Red flags went off at the terminal when Wong, who carried a Japanese passport and speaks Mandarin, failed to name his nine companions. A fingerprint check showed he was wanted for smuggling aliens into Bermuda.

A spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection tells the Daily News it is believed this is the first case of its kind in the New York area.



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Hi Millionaire

Isn't it interesting that our governmeent is becoming more and more dictatorial to the American Citizens and so inviting to illegal's from Mexico. Obama embraces them with open arms and sues Arizona and Oklahoma of course, stacks our courts and with open arms accepts the Black Panthors and Unions to support him.

Have you noticed that everything is Obama something and Obama is giving us this and Obama is helping us.

What happened to Congress? What happened to Penneta regarding Bin Laden? What happened to President Bush who implemented 10 years ago a pact with Pakastan that we could come into their territory to catch terriorists. All of a sudden a Chicago Community Service worker with no experience is the Commander in Chief of all time, all by himself!!!!!

It's time we have fences across all the borders and we gained back our respect and our Republic.

Please vote in 2012. Why would anyone hide their college records, not expose their long form birth certificate and now produce a fake birth certificate that has been documented by professionals in this field. Where are the medical records. Have we lost sight of our constitution and our laws?

Where is Congress??????

May 11 2011 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
NYOB

You know what pisses me off , why are we writing or recording everything in spanish when we have other languages living here in america what kind of crap is that? why is spanish so special? everyone who comes here needs to learn to speak american.. but we are wasting more money on paper on instructions and phone recordings for spanish,, thats bullcrap!

May 10 2011 at 11:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
vegasplan

He should have flew to Mexico, called himself Jose, and walked in.

May 10 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
anghoppi

It sucks how all of a sudden illegal immigration is President Obama's problem..... It's an American problem, and both parties have ignored the issue for decades. I have a problem with people who have not obtained LEGAL citizenship, or the proper steps to obtan means for LEGAL ciitzenship demanding assistance.

May 10 2011 at 7:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melissa

Anyone notice how Huff Post has so many more typos since the merger? Guess Huff peeps can't spell lol!!

May 10 2011 at 6:57 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Cool One

See, not all illegal aliens are hispanic / latino. But, they should not be here either and deported ASAP!

May 10 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply
therule72

Jeeze, Obamba woulda welcomed the nine with open arms... "after all", he told an El Paso crowd, "we need more Chinese restaurants to bolster our economy."

May 10 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
justbritty10

why are people that come here ILLEGALLY called immigrants? they are criminals. that is what illegal means.

May 10 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
sande90028

Should have come over the Arizona border...no problems there. Why do we make a big thing out of this?

May 10 2011 at 6:20 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply
JAY

put em back on the boat and ship em back. done deal

May 10 2011 at 6:14 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply

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