Police bust women trafficking ring in southern Vietnam

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Police in the Mekong Delta province of Tay Ninh have busted a ring trafficking Vietnamese women to Malaysia, where they would be sold to local men as their wives.


According to police, they caught Phan Thuy Tuong Vy, 22, and Nguyen Ngoc Tri, 31, taking two young women to a flight to Malaysia at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC Saturday.


Following their investigation's findings, police arrested 54-year-old Nguyen Thi Van, who was suspected of leading the ring, in Tay Ninh's Long Thanh Commune, and rescued another victim at her house.


So far the ring admitted that they have sent ten women to a Vietnamese women referred to as Tuyet in Malaysia over the past year.


After that, Tuyet, who is married to a Malaysian man, sold five of them for VND50-60 million (about US$2,500-3,000) each.



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Investigations into the case are still underway.


In other news, on Monday, police in the southern province of Long An along with the Ministry of Public Security arrested Nguyen Thi Cam Huong, who was wanted for trafficking women and children to China to work as sex workers.


The arrest comes after the 36-year-old woman and her accomplices were busted in 2005 when they were sending the victims over the border in Quang Ninh Province, and subsequently escaped.


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