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Chinese man, Vietnamese wife arrested for human trafficking

In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

A married couple were arrested for human trafficking in central Vietnam after one of their victims came back from China and tipped police off.

Ly Xue Leng, a 45-year-old Chinese, and his Vietnamese wife Nong Thi Be, 29, were caught upon arrival at Da Nang bus station.

Be had been working as her husband’s interpreter and local guide as they persuaded young women from the north-central province of Nghe An to work as housekeepers abroad for between VND5-6 million (US$237-284) a month.

But the women were then sold to brothels in China.

They sold two ethnic girls from Quang Nam Province, which neighbors Da Nang, in May.

Source: Thanh Nien News

Why are so many of the UK’s missing teenagers Vietnamese?

In Child Labor, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on July 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Of 113 children and young people on the list – which doesn’t include short term cases, or those excluded for reasons of safety – almost a fifth have Vietnamese names, despite that nation’s diaspora making up less than 0.1% of the British population.

Most are believed to have been trafficked into the UK by gangs, discovered by the police and taken into care.

The children are apparently not running away from their captors, but often back to them – fleeing foster families and care homes in an attempt to repay heavy debts, and protect their families from reprisals in Vietnam.

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Where are minors trafficked from?

In 2012 the UK National Referral Mechanism – a framework for identifying potential victims of human trafficking – received 371 referrals regarding minors.

Van, a 15-year-old Vietnamese boy who appears on the site under a different name, was smuggled into the UK under a lorry and forced to work as a domestic servant for his traffickers. He was later put to work as a “gardener” in a number of cannabis factories across the country.

The top five countries of origin were:

  1. Vietnam – 96
  2. Nigeria – 67
  3. Albania – 25
  4. UK – 22
  5. China – 20

Source: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Source: BBC

China returns 10 trafficked children to Vietnam: report

In Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on May 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Chinese authorities have returned 10 Vietnamese children who were kidnapped and trafficked into China, state media said on Saturday.

The children were returned on Friday after being discovered by Chinese authorities in 2011, when they were aged between 10 days and seven months, Xinhua news agency said on its website.

Local authorities have arrested 43 suspects for trafficking the children, who were all boys, China Radio National reported. Ten of the suspects are Vietnamese, it said.

Pictures posted by Xinhua showed the young children wearing orange pyjamas, playing with plastic toys and being cradled by blue-uniformed policewomen.

Trafficking of women and children remains a serious problem in China, with many sociologists blaming preference for male children and China’s “one-child” policy for fuelling the crime.

Source: Asia One

South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry In A Powerful, Wealthy Super-State

In Child Sex Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on May 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Al-Jazeera reported that some 200,000 South Korean youths run away from home annually, with many of them descending into the business of sex, according to a report by Seoul’s municipal government. A separate survey suggested that half of female runaways become prostitutes.

All these statistics fly in the face of South Korea’s stellar image as a society that consistently produces brilliant, hard-working, motivated students and technocrats. However, it is exactly that academic pressure (along with other family issues) that drives many of these teens onto the streets.

“No one ever told me it was wrong to prostitute myself, including my schoolteachers,” a runaway named Yu-ja told Al-Jazeera.

“I wish someone had told me. Girls should be taught that from an early age in class here in South Korea, but they aren’t.”

Not only is South Korea home to child and teen prostitution, but South Korean men are also driving such illicit trade in foreign countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, according to the Korean Institute of Criminology, based on surveys conducted in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Source: International Business Times

Underground Trade Part Six: The Shame (of Human Trafficking)

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on March 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm


“Shame should be reserved for the things we choose to do, not the circumstances that life puts on us.” –Ann Pritchard,author of Bel Canto–


Sometimes it’s hard to imagine this thing we used to call “shame.” In the era of reality TV and YouTube, where almost anything goes, shame seems like a social anachronism.

But not in the world of sex trafficking: in that world, shame is wrought through isolation, according toNorma Ramos, co-executive director of the New York-based Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.

“Victims of sex trafficking are very stigmatized,” Ramos said. “All human trafficking is damaging and abusive of a human being’s human rights. With sex trafficking, you’re adding another element. Very often, victims don’t even want to admit they have been sex trafficked because of the tremendous stigma surrounding sexual exploitation.”

Source: Huffington Post

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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

Buy a wife from Vietnam for only 6000 USD. Guaranteed virgin.

In Awareness, Forced marriage, Human Trafficking on October 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

Source: unknown


Singapore man given 5-years over sex trafficking

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on July 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

A Singapore court has sentenced lawyer Spencer Gwee Hak Theng to five years in prison for his role in a human trafficking sex ring in the country involving Vietnamese women. It is the latest sentence against the man for his participation in illegal human trafficking and sex work.

According to the court, he and his wife, Ngo Tien, of Vietnamese decent, imported women from Vietnam to work in Singapore as sex workers.

Police arrested the couple last August after discovering some 30 women who were working in the sex industry in the city-state in Joo Chiat and Geylang.

A number of the girls rescued were under 18-years-old and had been forced into the business by the Singapore-Vietnam couple.

Source: bikyamasr

China Vice Busts Human Trafficking Ring

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on June 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Like a scene from the Asian version of Miami Vice, China vice cops raided a brothel posing as a beauty parlor in southwest China.

Eleven Vietnamese girls who were abducted and forced into prostitution in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were rescued by the agents, police in Dongxing City, Guangxi, said Saturday.

The majority of trafficking occurs within China’s borders, around 600,000 workers migrate annually overseas, many of whom are recruited by false promises of employment and later coerced into prostitution or forced labor in numerous countries and territories worldwide, according to the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, or UNIAP. Well-organized international criminal syndicates and local gangs play key roles in both internal and cross-border trafficking. High recruitment fees, sometimes amounting to as much as $70,000, compound Chinese migrants’ vulnerability to debt bondage and other situations of trafficking.

 Source: Forbes

Burma, Vietnam Improve on Trafficking

In Human Trafficking on June 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

Burma and Vietnam have been upgraded from their low rankings in an annual U.S. report on human trafficking as the two countries were highlighted Tuesday for taking effective steps to check the scourge.

Burma was cited for repealing an antiquated law used to justify forced labor and replacing it with a legislation expressly forbidding the practice while Vietnam received praise for introducing a sweeping law to check human smuggling.

Source: RFA

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