Chinese Police Bust Kidnapping Ring in South China City

In Jiangmen City of Guangdong Province, police have arrested 10 in connection with kidnapping. From Xinhua:

A police officer surnamed Wu with the Kaiping Police Bureau, a subsidiary of Jiangmen police, said they have arrested all of the 10 gang members and rescued 11 children sold by the gang to several cities in Guangdong and Fujian provinces.

The children, all boys aged between 3 and 8, have been sent back to their homes. Six of them were abducted in Kaiping City, which is administrated by Jiangmen, between July and January, said Wu.

He said the principal of the gang is a 35-year-old woman named Zhang Weizhu, who had been under Class A Warrant by the Ministry of Public Security.

Under the Class A warrant, the ministry not only uses its nationwide resources to trace suspects, but also offers a reward higher than 50,000 yuan (7,322 U.S. dollars) in want of them. This nationwide support gives local bureaus more incentive to track kidnapping cases.

Read more about the predicament of child trafficking in China on CDT.

May 29, 2009 8:09 PM
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