|The People's Court of southern Tay Ninh Province on Thursday sentenced 13 defendants to 72 years in jail for trafficking women from Viet Nam to China.— Photo citinews
TAY NINH (VNS) —The People's Court of southern Tay Ninh Province on Thursday sentenced 13 defendants to 72 years in jail for trafficking women from Viet Nam to China.
The longest sentence, 10 years in jail, was given to Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hien, a 37-year-old woman from HCM City.
The indictment by the provincial People's Procuracy said four people from the trafficking ring were arrested at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City on February 7, 2013 by local police as they were bringing two Vietnamese women to China.
The two men accompanying these two women, Ye Yong Fu and Cheng Xiang Sheng, both 36, were identified as those paying to take the women to China.
As local police expanded their investigation, they arrested the remaining members of the ring.
The group had sold 56 Vietnamese women, mostly from southern Tay Ninh Province and Bac Lieu Province, for VND399 million (US$18,500).—VNS