Police seize 5 human traffickers, rescue 5 women

Five people who sold Vietnamese women to China as future wives for Chinese men have been arrested

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Police in southern Tay Ninh Province have cracked down on a gang that sold Vietnamese women to China. They seized five human traffickers and rescued five victims.

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Nguyen Phuoc Thanh, 51, Pham Thi Hong Thuy, 33, Nguyen Nhut Tan, 46, Pham Cao Quy, 45, and Nguyen Thanh Nhung, 43 were arrested on Friday on charges of human trafficking, police said.

All the five detainees are residents in Tay Ninh.

After months of investigation, at 8:00 on January 23, police from the province has caught three people carrying out procedures for five young women to leave Vietnam for China at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

These people told police that they were only introduced the young women to the gang. Based on their testimonies, police later arrested the five above human traffickers.

Of the five victims, two are from southern Binh Phuoc Province and the three others from Tay Ninh.

The police seized from the gang seven passports, three ID cards, five air tickets, and many other items related to the case.

The human traffickers confessed to the police that they had specialized in selling young Vietnamese women to China as future wives for Chinese men.

Anyone who successful introduced women to the gang would be paid VND3-10 million (US$472) per woman.

Meanwhile, the gang earned VND90-120 million ($5,660) per woman successfully sold to China.

The gang’s members said that they had sold 10 women to China since they began operating in 2011.


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