Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh have arrested four people for trafficking 19 Vietnamese women to China, where they were sold to local men as wives.
The human trafficking gang was busted on Sunday when Nguyen Tan Nho and his wife Tran Le Thuy, both 48, were sending two women to Hanoi at the Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Chau District police said, adding that they joined hands with HCMC police in making the arrests.
The police later arrested Dang Thi Nguyet, 55, and Vo Thu Thuy, 42.
Initial findings were that Nho and Thuy got to know a Chinese person through their daughter, who is married to a Chinese man.
The Chinese, whose identity is yet to be revealed, asked them to send women to China, and paid them VND25 million (US$1,200) for each.
Meanwhile, Nguyet and Thuy helped the married couple recruit women for VND3 million ($143) each.
Police said the Chinese man sold the women as wives to other Chinese men for 40,000 yuan ($6,300) each.
According to police, the ring had trafficked 19 Vietnamese women to China since June this year.
They are investigating the case further.
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