Human Traffic Watch

Police rescue boy snatched by human trafficking gang

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on September 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

Huang Yuxian, an 8-month-old boy who was trafficked from Guangdong to a small village in Central China’s Henan province, was rescued. His mother held him tightly in her arms at the airport in Guangzhou on Sunday. Provided by Yangcheng Evening News

Four members of the gang on motorbikes grabbed the boy from his grandmother in the streetin Huidong, Guangdong province, at around 8 pm on Sept 12. The grandmother was sodistraught by what had happened she later attempted to commit suicide.

Following the incident local police set up a special task force to find the child named HuangYuxian. Investigations led the task force to central China’s Henan province on Thursday wherethe boy had been taken.

He was rescued at 5 am on Saturday morning and four suspects were arrested, said ZhuMingwei, the Guangdong police officer who led the special investigation squad.

Huang was reunited with his tearful parents at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport onSunday afternoon.

“After a thorough medication examination, we found the boy had only light skin injuries,” Zhusaid.

Pan Hengxin, 30, is alleged to have left Guangzhou with the boy by train before selling him for25,000 yuan ($3,962) to a local trafficker in Yunyang township in Nanyang, Henan province.

The trafficker then allegedly sold the boy on again for 58,000 yuan to a family in Xiangdi villagein Luoyang, according to police sources.

Source: China Daily

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