Border guards in the north central province of Nghe An Sunday arrested three women for allegedly trying to traffic three ethnic minority women to China, Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper reported.
Colonel Nguyen Truong Thi of the Nghe An Border Guards said Monday the police rescued the three women from Phang Thi Chieng, 23, who was taking them in a car by National Highway 1A in Vinh, the provincial capital.
Lo Thi Tuan, 47, Lo Thi Nghia, 30, and Vi Thi Thu, 26, of Que Phong District and belonging to the Thai ethnic group were being taken to Mong Cai town in the northern province of Quang Ninh bordering China.
Chieng, the linchpin of the gang, told the police she had married a Chinese man in 2012, and last month, while visiting home, come up with the idea of trafficking women to China.
She found two accomplices, Luong Thi My, 40, and Vang Thi Bon, 35, of Tuong Duong District, and the trio had struck a deal to traffic the three women for VND310 million (US$14,700).
Based on Chieng's testimony, police arrested My and Bon the same day.
The investigation into the case is continuing .