Vietnamese women arrested after attempting to sell newborn in China

VOV.VN -Two Vietnamese women have been arrested by border guards following their attempts to smuggle a newborn baby into China for the purpose of selling the child.

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Tang Thi Ngoc Linh at the police station
The arrests were made following co-operation between border guards in Lang Son province, the Bao Lam border station, and the Huu Nghi and Chi Ma international border gates.

The discovery came after border forces spotted two suspicious Vietnamese women carrying a newborn baby boy across the border into China at national border milestone 1125.

Upon their arrests, the suspects were identified as Nguyen Thi Xang, 51, of Bac Lieu province, and Tang Thi Ngoc Linh, 28, of Soc Trang province.

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Suspect Nguyen Thi Xang

Once under questioning at the police station, Linh, who was identified as the baby’s mother, admitted to asking Xang to take her to China in order to sell her newborn son.

When asked for further details, Linh stated that she had been promised VND40 million by Xang, who is known as a broker, and was forced to sell her child due to challenging family circumstances.

At present, the police are continuing to investigate the case.

VOV

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