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Two to be prosecuted for purportedly trafficking child at Hanoi pagoda

Friday, March 27, 2015, 18:14 GMT+7
Two to be prosecuted for purportedly trafficking child at Hanoi pagoda

Police in Hanoi have suggested the local People’s Procuracy prosecuted two women for alleged child trafficking that investigations have showed took place at a pagoda.

The two that face prosecution are Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang, a 36-year-old Hanoian, and Pham Thi Nguyet, 45, hailing from the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Police officers launched an investigation in July last year after receiving a letter from a Hanoi resident, Nguyen Thanh Long, who said his godson was trafficked at Bo De Pagoda in Long Bien District.

Long said in the letter that the pagoda had illegally sold his godson Cu Nguyen Cong, whom he often called Lai, to other people.

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