VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Court of southern Tay Ninh Province sentenced six members of a women trafficking ring to 3-10 years in prison at a trial on March 6.
Pham Thi Hong Duc, 61, got a 12-year sentence while Nguyen Thi Tam, 41, and Nguyen Thi Dung, 48, were sentenced to 10 and six years in prison, respectively. Tran Thi Thanh Hue, 30, will serve seven years in prison and Pham Thi Mo, 32, five years. Tran Thi Thuy, 45, will spend three years behind the bar.
The court also ordered the defendants to pay 36 million VND in compensation to their victims.
According to the court’s verdict, in early 2012, Dung and Mo met Hue and a Chinese national named Xuan in Ho Chi Minh City, who asked Dung to lure Vietnamese women for them to sell into illegal marriage abroad. They promised to pay Dung 45 million VND for each woman sold successfully.
In turn, Dung recruited Tam to work for her. At the same time, Tam also collaborated with Duc to sell many Vietnamese women abroad. Duc confessed to have sold four Vietnamese girls to Malaysia.
From early 2011 to August 2012, the defendants sold 17 Vietnamese women to China and Malaysia. Dung is also involved in a human trafficking case in northern Bac Giang province which is under investigation by Bac Giang provincial police.
Source: Vietnam Plus