Vietnam busts human trafficking ring selling ethnic teen girls to China

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Six members of the human trafficking ring. Photo credit: Kien Thuc

Police in the central province of Nghe An said Monday they are still investigating a human trafficking ring that were caught selling two teenagers to China earlier this month, a local newspaper reported.
The case started on May 17 when police in Dien Chau District were informed by from local residents that two men suspected to be human traffickers were about to bring two young girls to China, according to Cong An Nghe An (Nghe An Police) newspaper.
The police then arrested the two men named Lu Van Vuong, 46, and Cut Van Ve, 30, while they were about to take a bus to Quang Ninh Province, which borders China.
The men were traveling with two ethnic girls, both 13, hailing from a mountainous village in Nghe An.
The girls told police they were persuaded by the men to go to China for high-paid jobs, as their families were in financial difficulties.
Ve said he was asked by a relative who is working in China to find some workers from Vietnam, and was promised VND100 million (US$4,580) for each successful deal.
The police extended investigations and arrested four more members of the ring on May 20.
All of the four reside in Ky Son District, where the two girls come from.

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