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Sunday August 18, 2013 MYT 9:14:00 AM
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A WOMAN who could not bear to be apart from her husband sneaked into Singapore illegally and visited him in jail.
Vietnamese national Nguyen Thi Mai Phuc paid nearly S$2,000 (RM5,100) to people smugglers, who hid her in a lorry and cargo container.
But the 27-year-old is now preparing to start a jail term of her own after being handed a one-year sentence.
Phuc was previously deported from Singapore in 2010 after overstaying her visa. Her husband then came here to work illegally.
The couple lost contact and Phuc decided to come and find him.
Once in Singapore, Phuc paid fortnightly visits to her husband, who had been jailed for one and a half years for immigration and customs offences.
But she was arrested in April this year at the Goldkist Beach Resort in East Coast Parkway.
She had pleaded guilty to the offence. -The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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