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Four jailed for trafficking women

Update: July, 27/2012 - 09:56

TAY NINH — The People's Court of southern Tay Ninh Province has given a 14-year jail sentence to a local woman for human trafficking.

The 47-year-old woman, named Tran Thi Lan, was found to have tricked Vietnamese women into agreeing to go China, where they would be married off to Chinese men.

Three of Lan's accomplices were given jail sentences ranging from 30 months to 10 years.

In 2009, Lan and her husband began working with a Chinese man who planned to search for Vietnamese women that would be married off to men in China, where the gender imbalance has been serious.

The couple were offered to be paid VND3 million (US$143) for each woman.

Between 2010 and 2012, Lan and her partners deceived 33 Vietnamese women and trafficked them to China. — VNS

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