The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh sentenced Pham Thi Ngoc Tuyet to eight years in prison for masterminding a ring to traffic women to China.

At a trial held on December 2, Tuyet’s accomplices, including Truong Thi Minh Hien, Ka’ Thuy Linh, Dai Chang Sheng (a Chinese national), Tran Dinh Nhan, Tran Van Thanh, Nguyen Thi Kim Mo, Huynh Thi Le, Duong Van Chanh, Duong Quoc Nghia, and Nguyen Thi Lan, got from 2 to 7 years in prison.

According to an indictment by the Tay Ninh People’s Procuracy, Ka’ Thuy Linh and her husband, Dai Chang Seng, and Yang Yue Kun were caught at Tan Son Nhat international airport on June 4, 2014, while processing exit procedures for three Vietnamese girls to China, where they were sold to local men for a purpose of marriage.

The discovery led the police to promptly arrest Tuyet, Chanh, Nghia, Lan, Hien, Nhan, Thanh , Mo and Le.

Investigations showed that in 2013, Tuyet, born in 1975 and residing in Dinh Quan district, Dong Nai province, and Nhan, born in 1977 and residing in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, agreed with the Ka’ Thuy Linh and Dai Chang Sheng couple to arrange illegal matchmakings for Chinese men in Vietnam.

Each successful deal earned Tuyet and Nhan about 110 million VND, said the verdict.

The ring tricked 11 gullible girls and trafficked 7 of them to China.-VNA