Lữ Văn Thuỷ is a key member of the human trafficking ring in Nghệ An Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
NGHỆ AN — Border guards of the central province Nghệ An on Sunday busted a human trafficking ring, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.
At 9am on Sunday in Bình Sơn 2 Village, Tà Cạ Commune, Kỳ Sơn District, officers arrested Lữ Văn Thuỷ, 32.
According to Thuỷ’s initial testimony, since 2015, he and other accomplices were hired to lure and sell three women living in Keng Đu Commune, Kỳ Sơn District to foreign countries.
Thuỷ was paid VNĐ15 million (US$645) for each case.
At present, only one victim has been rescued and returned home.
Nghệ An Province Border Guard Command has urged law enforcement agencies to expand the investigation and arrest people involved in the case.
According to the force, human trafficking in mountainous localities of Nghệ An Province is a continuing problem.
Local authorities are making efforts to put an end to the crime. — VNS