Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong arrested two men on Tuesday and launched a manhunt for another for trafficking women into brothels in China.
Police said that on April 10, 2014 Ha Van Doan, 23, asked Hoang Van Quyen, 23, to recruit three women to work as waitresses.
Quyen, who was promised VND10 million (US$466.72) for the recruitment task, managed to convince three local women to agree to work at hotels and restaurants in the northern province of Lao Cai for VND20-30 million ($933.45-1,400) a month.
However, when Quyen took them to Dak Nong to meet Doan and Vu Gia Phuong, 31, one of the women changed her mind and turned down the offer.
On April 22, Doan and Phuong took the two other women to Lao Cai where they were smuggled into China.
In China, one 18-year old women was sold to a Chinese man who took her to a house where eight Vietnamese women were living.
She was forced to work as a prostitute, until May 10, when she managed to escape.
Early this month she returned to Vietnam with the help of a Vietnamese woman living in China, and filed a complaint with the Dak Nong police.
Police said they are seeking charges of “human trafficking” against Doan, who is still at large, Quyen, and Phuong.
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