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17 Arrested for Trafficking Women to Cambodia

Police have arrested 17 people for trafficking women from Vietnam to Cambodia as prostitutes. The network of prepetrators, arrested on July 18th, recruited women from Ho Chi Minh City since 1996 and sold them into prostitution. Already, more than 100 people in Vietnam have been arrested for trafficking women, with the maximum sentence no longer than ten years. Local agencies and women’s groups suspect that several thousand Vietnamese women have been sold into prostitution, mainly to China, Cambodia and Macau.

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The Nando Net -July 22,1997

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