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ĐỒNG NAI – The People’s Court of the southern province of Đồng Nai yesterday sentenced two people to a total of 33 years in prison for human trafficking and child trafficking.
Lý Cảnh Dzếnh, 44, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for human trafficking and Trương Thị Thùy Linh, 53, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child trafficking.
According to the indictment of the provincial People’s Procuracy, Dzếnh would visit the northern provinces bordering China to buy clothes for sale in Đồng Nai and HCM City in 2013. During this period, Dzếnh got acquainted with two Vietnamese women, Sáu and Thảo, who lived in China. In mid 2014, Sáu and Thảo asked Dzếnh to provide them with Vietnamese girls. The women took the girls to China, selling them to men who wanted to marry the girls.
Dzếnh was promised VNĐ2 million (US$90) for each successful case, while the family of each girl was to get VNĐ30-35 million ($1,300-1,500).Subsequently, Dzếnh returned to the province’s Định Quán district to ask Linh and another suspect to provide more girls to sell to China.
Between August and October 2014, they cheated and sold six people to China, including a 16-year-old girl.
Dzếnh was defined as the mastermind, while Linh acted as the accomplice.
Further investigation to find more suspects, such as Sáu and Thảo, is ongoing — VNS