facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

China child trafficking rings broken

Dec. 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM   |   Comments

FUZHOU, China, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Chinese police rescued 89 children and arrested 335 suspects in cracking nine child trafficking rings, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security said.

Police officers from nine provincial regions, including Fujian, Yunan, Sichuan, Anhui and Guangdong took part in the operation that began Dec. 18, Chen Shiqu, the ministry's criminal investigation division anti- trafficking office director said Monday.

Human trafficking is regarded as a serious problem in China, with infants, particularly males, sold to couples unable to have a child, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency said.

Since a government crackdown began in 2009, police have broken up 11,000 child trafficking rings and rescued 54,000 children, Chen said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
2
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt
3
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
4
Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback