98 II suspects seized on ship

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 August, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 August, 1998, 12:00am

Japanese coastguards arrested 98 suspected illegal immigrants hidden in a secret room aboard a freighter from Hong Kong.


The Maritime Safety Agency discovered the 61 men and 37 women, all believed to be Chinese, hiding on the Panamanian-registered freighter Intan Samudera after it docked at Kawasaki.