Two men sentenced to jail for human trafficking


Pyapon District Court sentenced two human traffickers on 5 January for their role in trafficking Myanmar girls to China, where they were sold off.
The two suspects Myat Ko and Thein Oo from Kalahtake Village of Pyapon Township in Ayeyawady Region lured two girls – 18-year-old and 20-year-old – living in Pyapon Township to China with the promise of the job.
Therefore, they were charged under Section 24/32 of Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law at Daw Nyein Police Station of Pyapon Township with (Pa) 142/2019, (pa) 157/2019.
The Pyapon District Court Judge sentenced Myat Ko to 20 years in prison with hard labour, while another suspect Thein Oo to 10 years in prison with hard labour on Wednesday. — MNA

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