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Dien Bien jails two human traffickers

Update: September, 21/2013 - 09:52

DIEN BIEN (VNS)— The northern mountainous Dien Bien Province's People's Court on Thursday handed down a total of 22 years jail to two men involved in trafficking adults and children.

The two defendants, Vang A Long, 19, and Giang A Lu, 23, both live in Dien Bien Dong District, Dien Bien Province. Long and Lu colluded with a man living in Lao Cai to trick women into going to China, where they are sold.

The court was told Long and Lu sold each Vietnamese for from VND10 – 20 million (US$470 – $940).

Provincial police kept track of the two and caught them when they were driving two women in Muong Cha District on May 15.

Long was given a 16-year sentence, while Lu received a six-year term. — VNS

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