The Ho Chi Minh City Association of Child Protection on October 19 held a meeting with relevant agencies to discuss measures against women and children trafficking.
Municipal police reported that recent raids have unrooted five human trafficking gangs and 35 locations used by the gangs as match-making places to arrange illegal marriages between foreigners and local girls. Police also released a list of 15 suspects of illegal human trafficking and 64 others suspected to have arranged illegal marriages to foreigners.
Although HCM City is not a hotbed, it is used by the bandits as a transit port, police said. They emphasized on preventive measures and called on relevant agencies and social organizations to be active in the fight as the country is intensifying an overall action plan against women and girls trading.
Adapted from: "HCM City cracks down on human trafficking." Mathaba News Agency. 21 October 2007.
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