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HN police to prosecute suspected child traffickers

Update: March, 20/2015 - 11:34
One of the accused is Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang (R), 37, the caretaker of the children supported by the pagoda. The other is Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, a woman from northern Ninh Binh Province. —  Photo Vnexpress

HA NOI (VNS) — Two persons accused of child trafficking in Bo De Pagoda in Ha Noi's Long Bien District will be prosecuted, Ha Noi Police said.

This follows the arrest of two women for allegedly selling a nine-month-old baby at the pagoda, a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Long Bien District, according to Phu Nu (Women) Newspaper.

One of the accused is Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang, 37, the caretaker of the children supported by the pagoda.

The other is Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, a woman from northern Ninh Binh Province.

The women have been charged with "trading in, fraudulently exchanging or appropriating children".

According to the report, the boy was found in front of the pagoda in 2013. A couple who often visited the pagoda agreed to be godparents to the boy and named him Cu Nguyen Cong.

Then, in 2014, the boy disappeared. Last August, Trang was arrested by the police for allegedly selling the boy to Nguyet. Following investigations, police gathered enough evidence to indict the pair for child trafficking . — VNS

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