Chinese police bust trafficking rings, rescue 89 infants

July 27th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Chinese police have rescued 89 infants after busting two trafficking rings in the country, a media report said.

Over 360 suspects involved in the criminal networks were detained by police, China Daily reported Tuesday.

In the first operation July 15, police in Guangdong province cracked a cross-border organization involved in abducting and selling children from Vietnam.

The operation was carried out in collaboration with the police in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Most members of this gang are Vietnamese.

Eight infants were rescued in the operation. They were aged from 10 days to seven months and had been sedated with sleeping pills when they were rescued, the daily said. The babies were taken to hospitals and health care centres.

In the second operation July 20, 81 infants were rescued. Police from 14 provinces and autonomous regions were involved, the public security ministry said Tuesday.

Most of the victims were baby girls, aged from 10 days to four months, it said.

The operations were carried out as part of a joint campaign by the Chinese and Vietnamese police against cross-border trafficking of children. It will continue till Sep 15.

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