In his opening speech, Major General Nguyen Van Thien, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Border Guard Command, underlined the complicated developments of human trafficking crime in Vietnam in general and along the shared borderline in particular.

Delegates at the event

According to General Thien, traffickers inside and outside the country have established a number of trans-national organized rings. They typically trick victims into going to foreign countries to work as part-time workers with high bonuses and then subjected them to forced labor and/or prostitution. Some even have been sold as wives and trafficked to give birth.

In response, the Government has directed ministries and localities, including the Ministry of National Defense, to combat human trafficking. Since the beginning of 2021, the whole military’s units have discovered, arrested and dealt with 77 cases with 42 subjects, rescuing 118 victims. However, this numbers are still not commensurate with the current situation.

Hence, the talks held by the Vietnam Border Guard Command aimed to raise the public and troops’ awareness of the meaning of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and the Vietnam’s Day against Human Trafficking (both on July 30).

At the event, the participants presented their achievements in the prevention and fight against human trafficking as well as pointed out difficulties and discussed measures to further boost the efficiency of this work in the coming time.

Translated by Minh Anh