Chinese man, Vietnamese wife arrested for human trafficking

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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.

One of them then asked the couple to bring her back home so she would help them find more women.

They returned to Quang Nam on July 29, and the victim did connect them with two other local women, while also reporting her case to the police. Law enforcement then intervened when the accused were trying to board a bus headed from Da Nang to the Chinese border.

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