Two days ago, we heard about Chinese women getting trafficked into Ghana as prostitutes to service expatriates working in the country. Today, Shanghai Daily tells us of a transnational police action which has seen a prostitution ring busted in Angola and ringleaders captured in China:
During raids on October 25, 19 Chinese women were rescued while 11 suspects were arrested in Angola and five others were caught in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province and northern Jilin Province, China’s Ministry of Public Security said.
The victims and suspects have been sent back to China, Xinhua news agency reported.
The ringleader, Sun Yinghao, a native of Zhejiang Province, ran entertainment venues in Angola. His partner, Gao Jinqiu, offered hotel work in Angola to women in China with the promise of high pay, Xinhua said.
Instead they were forced to work as prostitutes in Sun’s clubs.
“I was so regretful for believing Gao’s words,” one of the women said.
Transnational human trafficking has become an increasing concern, a public security ministry official said. “We are sure to crack down on these crimes.”
One wonders how many more Chinese women are working as prostitutes in Africa.