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Two detained for human trafficking

Update: December, 15/2014 - 09:36
Tao Van Pan. — Photo bienphong

LAI CHAU (VNS) — Border army officers in Lai Chau Province said yesterday that they detained two residents of Sin Ho border district for alleged involvement in a human trafficking network.

The two were identified as Tao Van Pan, born 1979, and Lo Thi Chom, born 1991.

On Saturday, they were caught while trying to transport Phan Thi Nhun, born 1999, from Sin Ho District's Nam Cha Commune to sell in China. They promised her a job in Phong Tho District.

Pan said he went to China in February and met a woman who told him that he could sell Vietnamese women for 23,000 – 25,000 yuan (US$3,700-4,000).

The case has been transferred to Lai Chau police. — VNS

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