the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City on Wednesday suggested prosecutors to charge a
man and four women with human trafficking for cheating girls into prostitution
Ne, 56, Nguyen Thi Chinh, 58, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diep, 45, and her husband Van Phu
Ro, 47, are all Can Tho residents.
Thuy, 26, from neighboring Soc Trang Province was the ring leader, police said.
to Malaysia in February 2008 with a tourism visa to work for brothels, according
to preliminary investigations. She got acquainted with Ne the same month when
applying for a visa at the Taipei consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.
March 2008, she asked Ne to help find Vietnamese girls to be taken to Malaysia.
worked with Ro, Diep and Chinh to provide girls to Thuy for a commission of
US$500 a girl. The girls were promised jobs with salaries of VND20-30 million
($1,070-1,605) a month, the local newswire Vnexpress reported.
from Can Tho were sent to Thuy in April 2008 and forced to have sex with two to
five customers a day. They were beaten and starved if they refused. The girls
then managed to escape and their families informed the police of the ring in
caught in November 2009 when she was about to leave Vietnam.