Police in the northern mountainous Son La province on May 20 arrested and started legal proceedings against Yang Mo, a resident of China’s Yunnan province, for her involvement in a cross-border human trafficking case.

The defendant and her accomplice, Giang Van Chenh from Lao Cai province, were arrested on May 15 when they were apparently transporting three victims to China from Son La coach station.

It is believed that Yang Mo used a false identity and made phone calls to the victims duping them into getting married to Chinese men.

She allegedly asked the victims not to inform their families when leaving their homes.

The case is currently under further investigation.-VNA