10 arrested in Vietnam for trafficking women to China

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Police in the southern Vietnamese province of Tay Ninh said Thursday they had arrested 10 members of a gang for allegedly trafficking women to China to sell to men there as wives.

They busted the ring November 19 after they caught four of them at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat Airport sending two Vietnamese and two Chinese to Hanoi en route to China.

Further investigations led them to the other ten, including five Chinese who were meeting Vietnamese women in a hotel in Tay Ninh.

On November 21 Lam Thi Dung, 55, the alleged gang leader, turned herself in.

She confessed to the police that since the gang was formed in 2009 it had sent 37 Vietnamese women to China, where they were sold as wives at VND70-80 million (US$3,300-3,800) each.

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She paid her gang members VND500,000-3 million ($23-142) for each woman they procured and VND5-6 million ($238-285) to each of the women's families.

Investigations are continuing while the Chinese had been expelled, the police said.

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