|People in Bát Xát District, northern province of Lào Cai join a communication campain to improve public understanding about human trafficking. — VNA/VNS Photo Hương Thu|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced two women to 20 years in prison for trafficking Vietnamese women and children to China.
According to the indictment, Hoàng Thị Loan, 40, from the northern province of Bắc Giang, and Nguyễn Thị Hương, 32, from the northern province of Tuyên Quang, left Việt Nam to work in China in 2012. Upon realising that many Chinese men wanted to marry Vietnamese women, Loan, Hương and other unidentified women planned to traffic women to China.
The trafficking gang lured two Vietnamese women and two children to China and “sold” them to “buyers” for VNĐ120-170 million each (US$5,200-7,400)
Three out of the four victims reported the trafficking to police after they managed to escape from the abuse in China and return to Việt Nam.
Early this year, Loan and Hương returned to Việt Nam and gave themselves up to the police. — VNS