Human trafficking increases

Human trafficking is on the increase. Several human trafficking networks to various provinces have been uncovered, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The number of people found being trafficked through the Vietnam – China border was 65 percent of last year’s total finds. Through the Vietnam – Cambodia border 10 percent and through the Vietnam – Laos border 6.3 percent.

Some were trafficked by air to Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine and some African countries.

The traffickers also shipped people to Hong Kong and Taiwan through Quang Ninh and Hai Phong ports and to Cambodia through ports in southwest territorial waters.

Women and children are mainly sold to brothels in Cambodia. Some were sold to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan.

More than 2,500 trafficked people were rescued in 2008.

By Q.Phuong – Translated by Thuy Doan

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