The People’s Court of southern Tay Ninh province on December 25 handed jail terms totalling 48 years to nine persons for trafficking of women to China.

The harshest, 10 years, was given to the head of the ring Nguyen Thi Binh, born in 1961 in northern Bac Giang province.

The court also ordered them to pay more than 50 million VND to the State fund.

According to the indictment from the local People’s Procuracy, Binh and her accomplices were caught red-handed on July 12 trying to bring two girls to China to sell to local men.

They told the police that since the ring was established in 2012, they had successfully lured 18 women and sent them to the neighbouring country illegally.

The same day, the People’s Court of central Quang Nam province also ordered Nguyen Sa Ry, born in 1957 in An Giang province, to spend 20 years in jail for trafficking women and children.-VNA