36,000 trafficked women, kids rescued in ChinaApril 1st, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Police in China, during a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking, have rescued over 36,000 women and children abducted over the last two years, Xinhua reported.
According to reports issued Friday from China’s Ministry of Public Security, 23,085 women and 13,284 children have been saved since the crackdown began April 9, 2009.
Police claim to have eradicated 4,535 gangs involved in human trafficking and detained 30,967 suspects thus far.
In addition, 5,051 suspects who had fled were arrested, according to the figures.
Following the launch of a nationwide campaign, police introduced a variety of measures to identify and locate human trafficking organisations and bring trafficked women and children home.
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