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Chinese police rescue 18 trafficked Vietnamese women

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Beijing (VNA) – Chinese police have rescued 18 Vietnamese women who were trafficked and sold to remote villages in the coastal province of Fujian.

Police in Yunxiao County, Fujian province, discovered evidence of the Vietnamese women trafficking ring through China’s Yunnan and Guangxi provinces to Yunxiao County at the beginning of the year, said Zhou Qigui, a senior criminal investigation officer with the public security department of Fujian province.

The women, aged 18 to 33, were sold for between 20,000 yuan (approximately 2,900 USD) and 30,000 (4,400 USD) yuan each. Among the women was Nguyen Thi Vu, whose parents had sent a letter to the Chinese government via the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing , asking for help in finding their daughter.

Yunxiao police rescued Nguyen Thi Vu and arrested a person in connection with her trafficking case. The detained person had pleaded guilty. Through the arrestee’s testimony, police arrested four other people in connection with the trans-border women trafficking ring and rescued 18 Vietnamese women.

Police are still investigating the case.–

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