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Police break up human trafficking ring

Update: September, 28/2016 - 16:20
Police interrogate a suspect involved in a human trafficking ring in Ha Giang Province. -- Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ GIANG — Police in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang busted a people-smuggling syndicate, which allegedly sold two teenagers to China, and arrested three suspects.

Those arrested are Lưu Dỉ Tề, Vàng Mi Phà and Thào Mí Sinh, from Đồng Văn and Bắc Mê districts of Hà Giang.

The suspects told the police that they persuaded young girls from ethnic minorities to go to China for high-paid jobs, later selling them for money.

Through social networking sites, they became acquainted with two ethnic girls hailing from Mường Phăng Commune in northern Điện Biên Province’s Điện Biên District.

Early in September, the three suspects lured the two girls visiting Hà Giang Province and then sold them for 14,000 Renminbi (US$2,000) each.

However, one of the two victims managed to escape and returned to Việt Nam. She informed the police about the incident on her return.

Police in Hà Giang Province have been coordinating with relevant agencies and their Chinese counterparts to rescue the other victim.

Nguyễn Ngọc Châu, from the Border Guard Command of Hà Giang Province, said the command had unearthed 17 cases of human trafficking in the first nine months of this year and arrested 13 suspects. Eleven women and three children were rescued and returned to their families. — VNS



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