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66-year-old jailed for human trafficking

Update: October, 02/2015 - 08:00

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi People's Court yesterday sentenced a woman to five years in jail on charges of trafficking of women from Viet Nam to China.

Nguyen Thi Bich Loc, 66, committed the crime in 1992 and was arrested in December last year after being on the run for 23 years.

In 1992, Loc asked 53-year-old Nguyen Van To, who is also her cousin, 57-year-old Duong Van Duoc, 54-year-old Nguyen Van Nhan and Ta Thi Tinh, 54, to help her find women to sell to Chinese men.

For each woman who would be sold in China, Loc offered to give her accomplices VND300,000 each. In 1993, Duoc and To were sentenced to six years in jail, while Tinh and Nhan were sentenced to three years in jail. — VNS

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