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Two arrested for trafficking women in Ha Giang

Update: August, 24/2015 - 17:01
Ha Giang's border guards talk to local residents to raise people's awareness regarding women trafficking issue. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA GIANG (VNS) — Police in the northernmost province of Ha Giang have arrested two men for trafficking women to China and have successfully rescued a trafficking victim.

Nguyen Ngoc Chau, director of the province's Crime Investigation Police Department, said yesterday that the police had also discovered that the two men had sold another two women to China in 2012.

In 2012, Mai Minh Lam, 26, residing in Quan Ba District, asked Vang Tai Dung, 26, living in Dong Van District, to help him find a woman to work in China.

Lam then received 3,800 Chinese yuan (nearly US$600) after tricking her girlfriend into illegally crossing the border and going deep into inner China.

The victim was sold to a Chinese man for 4,500 Chinese yuan ($700).

Ha Giang Police rescued her and helped her return home following the investigation.

Chau said the trafficking of women and children had become increasingly complicated as traffickers' methods and practices were getting more sophisticated.

They persuade women from poor families in the area to work in China, promising them a high salary.

The trafficked women are then forced into prostitution or sold to Chinese men as wives.

Ha Giang Border Guards said it would coordinate with the relevant authorised agencies to raise people's awareness and intensify the fight against trafficking women.

Ha Giang is the northernmost mountainous province and shares a 274-kilometre-long border with China. — VNS

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