Human Traffic Watch

China: 18 women rescued, 50 arrested for human trafficking

In Forced marriage, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on January 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

A human-trafficking ring led by a Vietnamese citizen has been busted in China. Police arrested 50 suspects and rescued 17 Vietnamese women and a Chinese woman.

The Monday report suggests that the women, aged between 17 and 30 years, were either lured by money to China or kidnapped in Vietnam and smuggled across the border into Yunnan province.

The ring members told Chinese villagers to say that the women were adopted as daughters, and then sold them to bachelors in poverty-stricken areas in Gansu.

The crime came to light when a villager told police that he spent more than 90,000 yuan ($14,500) to “buy a wife”, but the woman left home a month later. He said that he felt cheated by the middlemen.

Source: Parda Phash

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