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Women accused of child-trafficking at Vietnam orphanage

By Agence France-Presse in Hanoi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-05 06:51:52

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking a child at an orphanage in a Hanoi pagoda renowned for rescuing abandoned babies, Vietnamese media reported on Monday.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang, the 36-year-old manager of the orphanage in the capital's Bo De Pagoda, was arrested on Sunday pending a police investigation into the alleged trafficking of a 1-year-old boy for $1,700, Tuoi Tre newspaper said.

Another woman, Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, was also arrested, while three others have been questioned over the same allegation, the report added without clarifying their roles at the pagoda.

Women accused of child-trafficking at Vietnam orphanage

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