Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Ánh, 18, from Phú Thọ Province, is wanted in connection with a human trafficking racket. — Photo courtesy Hà Nội Police Department.
HÀ NỘI — An 18-year-old woman accused of trafficking sex slaves is being hunted by police in Hà Nội.
Detectives in the capital have issued a warrant for the arrest of Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Ánh, 18, from Thanh Sơn District, northern Phú Thọ Province.
Police say the case involves young women from Việt Nam being enticed to Myanmar thinking they were going to work in a casino.
Instead they were forced into prostitution working in brothels.
Ánh is alleged to have herself encouraged women to make the journey to Myanmar.
At the beginning of the year, Ánh and another woman, named only as T, were arrested by police in Việt Nam but Ánh fled, and is currently on the run. — VNS