Update news human trafficking
Border guards of the Ha Tien International Border Gate have successfully rescued two Vietnamese men who were alleged to fall into a casino scam to get ‘high-paying easy jobs’ in Cambodia by human trafficking rings.
IOM also supports capacity building for officers of the Vietnam Border Guard - an effort to contribute to effectively fighting human trafficking and strengthening border management.
The Vietnamese Embassy in France has said it is keeping a close watch on a case in which some people believed to be Vietnamese citizens were found on a refrigerated truck in Rhone of Lyon city.
The Government of Vietnam advocates promoting legal, safe and orderly migration, and resolutely fights against illegal migration, smuggling of migrants and human trafficking.
The International Organisation for Migration, in collaboration with the Ambassadors of Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US to Vietnam, has produced a video to dispel misconceptions about human trafficking.
Vietnam recognises the more positive assessment made in the 2023 Trafficking in Persons Report by the US Department of State, Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang told a regular press briefing on June 22.
The police in Ho Chi Minh City have busted a human trafficking ring involving Malaysian nationals that allegedly deceived 30 Indonesians for property appropriation in Vietnam.
Vietnam is making efforts to materialise the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in line with the Prime Minister’s Plan dated March 20, 2020.
According to initial investigations, Feng Li was hired by a Chinese company and paid RMB20,000 (US$2,916) to come to Vietnam and smuggle a baby across the border for a couple in China.
Border guards at the Moc Bai International Border Gate in the south-western province of Tay Ninh said on October 27 that they are co-operating with Cambodian authorities to repatriate more than 800 Vietnamese citizens who wish to return home.
Nguyen Minh K., 24, of Ninh Thuan Province, still can't believe he was illegally sold to a casino in Cambodia.
Vietnam and Cambodia have saved over 1,000 Vietnamese citizens who have been tricked to work illegally in Cambodia, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang during a regular press conference in Hanoi on September 22.
Border guards of the south-eastern province of Tay Ninh received 92 Vietnamese nationals who were handed over by Cambodian authorities at Moc Bai International Border Gate on September 21.
At least 67 Vietnamese people fled a business premise in Bavet City in Cambodia on Saturday and attempted to return to Vietnam, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Government officials reported on the issue of Vietnamese being tricked into working illegally in Cambodia at the Government's regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 6.
The Foreign Ministry and Vietnam’s representative agencies in Cambodia have coordinated with the two countries’ authorities to safely repatriate over 600 citizens who had been tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work so far.
The An Giang Police’s Investigation Security Agency has arrested two suspects to investigate the act of "organising illegal exits" in a case of 40 Vietnamese nationals swimming across a river to Vietnam to escape from a casino in Cambodia.