China rescues 89 Vietnamese children from traffickers

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Chinese police have rescued 89 Vietnamese children in two human trafficking cases, according to a report issued by the Xinhua on Wednesday.

A total of 369 suspects have been detained in a series of coordinated raids throughout China, the report said, citing China's Ministry of Public Security.

In one case, police in Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on July 15 detained 39 suspects and saved eight children, ranging from 10 days to seven months old. They were all given sleeping pills in order not to be discovered.

The individuals running the operations were largely Vietnamese.

On July 20, more than 2,600 police officers raided a trafficking ring that operated in areas ranging from southeast China's Fujian Province to the northern province of Hebei.

The children include a four-month-old abducted two months ago who was fed with low quality milk powder due to the poor living conditions of the buyers, according to Chinese policewoman Yang Lijuan.

Chen Shiqu, director of the anti-human trafficking office at the Ministry of Public Security, said all the rescued children will remain at social welfare facilities before the police can locate and verify their birth parents through DNA testing.

The ministry said further efforts are being made to rescue more abducted children.

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