Border guards of Song Doc District in Ca Mau Province launched a probe against a ring accused of alluring women to be sex workers in Hon Thom Island.
The ring was well organized in trafficking women and children to the island to be sex workers, Colonel Huynh Ngoc Son said Saturday.
He said the traffickers were divided into two groups, one working inland to allure victims and the other on the island to receive them.
Members of the inland group, led by 56-year-old Pham Thi Hoang of Tran Van Thoi District's Song Doc Town, were tasked with finding poor women from rural areas and promised to offer them works at certain restaurants or clothes shops with high salaries.
Then, they communicated with the island group, led by 39-year-old Ly Ngoc Hoa of Kien Giang Province's Phu Quoc District, to negotiate the price and venue to take the victims to Hon Thom Island.
Hoa then forced the victims to work as sex workers and took between 50 and 70 percent of their payment. Some women had to receive between five and ten customers every day, the border guards said.