Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Vietnamese gang members arrested for baby-smuggling

New arrests have been made in an effort to break up a baby-trafficking ring in Viet Nam that may have sold as many as 30 Vietnamese infants in China in six months, BBC News reported on April 9.

According to the article, “Police in Hanoi arrested four suspects in February while they were trying to take two babies out of the country.” Since then, authorities have detained three more baby-smugglers.

It is believed the smugglers troll the countryside for babies and poor pregnant women, whom they entice with offers of 7m dong ($440) to 20m dong, depending on the sex of the baby.

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