Chinese police bust child trafficking network

Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) At least 92 children and two women were rescued during a crackdown on a major human trafficking network in China.

Police also detained 301 suspects who were part of the network, reported Xinhua.

The children were kidnapped from southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan areas and deliverymen drove them to the sellers in other regions, according to a statement released Friday by China's Ministry of Public Security.

The investigations started in March with a child trafficking case in central China's Henan province and the arrests were made Sep 11 through the joint efforts of police in 11 provincial-level regions, said the statement.

The ministry said it was cooperating with the supreme people's court and the supreme people's procuratorate in drafting a judicial document to impose harsher punishment on both traffickers and buyers.

According to the statement, parents selling their own children would also be severely punished in accordance with the law.

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