2,800 Vietnamese women, children trafficked in 3.5 years

September 17, 2008

www.chinaview.cn 2008-09-10 11:16:00 Print

HANOI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Some 2,800 Vietnamese women and children were trafficked to foreign countries, mainly neighboring ones, between 2005 and June 2008, many of whom have been forced to act as prostitutes, local newspaper Youth reported Wednesday.

Criminals often told women that they would help them tour or do business across borders, but in fact sold them to prostitution dens or foreign men in remote areas, said delegates to a national conference on human trafficking held in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Besides, a number of Vietnamese women and children have been trafficked via air and sea routes to farther countries such as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and some European and American nations, Nguyen Quoc Nhat, vice director of the Social Order-Related Crime Investigation Department under the Ministry of Public Security, said, noting that they have been forced to work as either prostitutes or slaves.

The trafficking of Vietnamese infants, men and human viscera are showing embryonic signs, he said at the conference.

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