A court in the southern province of Soc Trang on Monday sentenced three people to between five and seven years in jail for trafficking two women to China in 2014.
Tran Thi Nit, 29, Duong Ca Vay, 33, and Ly Thi Sa Phen, 43 were arrested last year. Police are still hunting for their Chinese accomplice Jiang Zu Huang, local media reported.
According to the indictment, Huang came to Vietnam in 2014 and hired Nit and Vay to work as Chinese and Khmer translators.
He asked the duo to find young women from rural areas to send to China for marriage, promising to pay Nit VND10 million (US$447) and Vay VND5 million.
They found two women, with the help of Phen.
After taking the two women to China, Huang sent them to another man and earned VND220 million.
The women managed to escape and reported to Vietnamese police.