A Can Tho City court Tuesday handed down jail terms to three people for duping seven women into going to Malaysia to work as sex workers.
Tat Cam Linh, 34, got 13 years, Mai Thi Be Thuy, 39, got 10 years and Luu Tuan Khanh, 29, got five years, all for human trafficking.
According to the indictment, Linh married a Malaysian man in 2009 and migrated to his country, where she met an unidentified Malaysian man and a Vietnamese woman who own a bar and a massage parlor.
The couple offered Linh up to VND6 million (US$270) for bringing Vietnamese women to Malaysia to work as sex workers.
Linh then asked Thuy and Khanh to join her and they managed to send seven Vietnamese women to Malaysia by offering to get them high-paying jobs in coffee shops and others.
It all began to unravel last August when Thuy took a Can Tho woman, identified only as T, to a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City before flying to Malaysia.
T phoned home and told her family to report to the police after overhearing one of the trio speaking on the phone.