Vietnam jails 4 for trafficking women to China

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 12:04 AM
Vietnam jails 4 for trafficking women to China

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced four people to up to 10 years in prison for trafficking women to China.

The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper says the four were convicted of selling 14 women to a ring headed by a Vietnamese woman living in China. Wednesday's report says the women were forced to marry Chinese men.

The four were given jail sentences ranging from four to 10 years at a one-day trial Tuesday in southern Tay Ninh province.

Court officials were not available for comment.

According to the report, the ring operated from 2009 until it was uncovered last May, and received 5,000 Chinese Yuan ($760) for each smuggled woman.