NIA busts alleged child-smuggling ring

‘THEY WANT TO STAY’:Two suspects said the children were sent by their parents to live in Taiwan, as the conditions in the nation are better than those in Vietnam

The China Post
Datge: May 27, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

National Immigration Agency (NIA) officials yesterday said they have broken up a child-

A woman detained in connection to an alleged child-trafficking ring is escorted by police at the Yunlin District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday. Photo courtesy of the Yunlin District Prosecutors’ Office

smuggling ring where forged documents were allegedly used to bring Vietnamese children into Taiwan to work on farms in the nation’s central and southern regions.

Investigators found that at least 17 Vietnamese children were involved in the case.

Eleven of them, three boys and eight girls between the ages of five and 13, had been brought into the nation to live with people posing as their parents, they said.

“We arrested 17 couples, comprised of Taiwanese men and Vietnamese women, during the raids over the past few days,” NIA Taichung City Specialized Operation Brigade Captain Lin Jui-lin (林瑞麟) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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