|Several victims of human trafficking are rescued in an area of Lang Son province bordering China.
According to the enforcement agencies’ joint statement, they stopped a car attempting to illegally transport Vietnamese people to China at a border area in Na Han town of Tan Thanh commune in Van Lang district, Lang Son province, late August 18.
On board the car were six women, two of whom were pregnant, coming from Hanoi, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Nghe An, and Ha Giang provinces, respectively.
Expanding the human trafficking investigation, the police on August 19 detained Be Ngoc Tang, a 34-year-old resident of Na Lau hamlet in Tan Thanh commune, Lang Son province, who masterminded the ring to bring Vietnamese nationals, especially pregnant women, into China.
Relevant forces also rescued two women of Quang Nam and Soc Trang provinces who fell victim to the human trafficking ring. One of the women was pregnant and the other had given birth to a baby one day earlier. Both women were then transferred to a care centre under the Vietnam Women’s Union.
Currently, a further investigation is underway.