ABC Radio Australia
Last Updated 17/07/2007, 21:42:00
Police in Vietnam say they've arrested three people for allegedly trafficking children to China, some of whom were forced to work as prostitutes.
The police say two young men from Hanoi were detained on Friday, while a 36-year-old woman from the northern province of Lang Son which borders China was arrested on Saturday.
Local media reports say police started investigating the case after getting a letter asking for help from a 15-year-old girl who had escaped from a brothel in China.
The girl is said to have told police she met the traffickers online, and had been raped before being sold in China as a sex worker.
The reports say the alleged traffickers admitted they had taken five children across the border, receiving hundreds of dollars for each.