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Chinese police rescue 36,000 women, children in trafficking crackdown

04-02-2011 08:50 BJT

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have rescued more than 36,000 women and children abducted and trafficked over the past two years during a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking.

According to figures released on Friday from the Ministry of Public Security, 23,085 women and 13,284 children have been saved since the crackdown began on April 9, 2009.

Police have eradicated 4,535 gangs involved in human trafficking and detained 30,967 suspects thus far. In addition, 5,051 suspects who had fled were arrested, according to the figures.

Following the launch of the nationwide campaign, police have introduced a wide variety of measures to identify and locate human trafficking organizations and bring trafficked women and children home.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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