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Surge in human trafficking

Update: August, 09/2012 - 09:18

HA NOI — More than 220 human trafficking cases were reported in the first half of the year, the director of the Department of Social Evil Prevention, Nguyen Van Minh, told a conference on Tuesday.

Minh said the mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Lai Chau near the Chinese border were the hot spots.

Police force also discovered 528 cases of prostitution and arrested nearly 1,900 people.

According to the Ministry of Public Security's report, there are more than 171,000 drug addicts nationwide, 12,900 up from the same period last year. — VNS

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