Lao Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Four Girls to China

Authorities in Laos have sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for trafficking four Lao girls to China in 2018, RFA has learned.

Identified as Mrs. Duangchanh, the woman met the girls in Luang Namtha city, Luang Namtha province in January 2018. She told them they would find better paying jobs in China, but then sold each of the girls once they traveled with her to China.

“Mrs. Duangchanh is guilty of human trafficking, and was sentenced in July of this year to 15 years in jail, fined $11,000 and ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution to the families,” a clerk at the Luang Namtha Provincial People’s Court told RFA’s Lao Service Tuesday.


RFA’s Lao Service