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Police of the southern province of Tay Ninh and guards at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat airport on February 9 rescued nine girls who were about to sold to brothels in Singapore.
Police arrested three people, Tran Thi Kim Ngan, 19 from Tay Ninh, Ly Thanh Mong, 25 from Vinh Long province and Do Van Thanh Nhut, 21 from HCM City when they were carrying out formalities for nine girls to leave Vietnam to Singapore at the Tan Son Nhat airport.
Two others were arrested after that, Vo Thi Hiep, 46 from An Giang province and Tran Thi Kim Ngoc, 19 from Tay Ninh province.
According to investigators, these people went to provinces in the Mekong River Delta to choose pretty rural girls at the age of 20-30 to sell to brothels in Singapore.
Ngan and Nhut directly met girls to persuade them to go to Singapore to work for an “extremely high salary”. However, they were sold to brothels.
Police are expanding investigations and cooperating with Singaporean agencies to detect and rescue other Vietnamese girls sold to Singapore by this ring.