21 foreigners detained for staying in Vietnam illegally for years: police
Police in Ho Chi Minh City said they have detained 21 foreign men for staying in the city without personal papers, some for as long as nine years.
Some fought back and the police had to use tasers to control them.
It is not immediately clear how and whether police officers could verify their nationalities. According to several media reports, the men came from African countries, including Nigeria and Cameroon.
Police are investigating further.
A foreign man makes a declaration at a Go Vap District police station in Ho Chi Minh City December 29, 2015. Photo: Dam Huy
Foreign men without personal papers are under detention at a police station in HCMC's Go Vap District on December 29, 2015. Photo: Dam Huy