44 Chinese Tourists Abandon Tour Group in Jeju
More than 30 Chinese tourists remain missing in Korea's southern resort island of Jeju after 44 of them who arrived on a luxury cruise tour on Sunday abandoned the tour group en masse.
According to the Justice Ministry's Jeju immigration office the group of Chinese tourists entered the country on an Italian cruise ship early Sunday morning went off to visit tourist sites on the island and did not return for the 3 P.M. departure.
Eleven of them have been found and are currently being questioned by the local police, but the other 33 remain unaccounted for.
Jeju has been a frequent stopover for illegal immigrants from China seeking employment in Korea as the island is permitted for most nationals to enter and stay up to 30 days without a visa.
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