China rescues 14,717 people in anti-trafficking drive

Chinese police have rescued more than 14,000 children and women this year as part of a special year-long campaign against human trafficking.

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

Beijing: Chinese police have rescued
more than 14,000 children and women this year as part of a
special year-long campaign against human trafficking.

As of June 28, 14,717 kidnapped children and women
have been rescued, a statement released by the Ministry of
Public Security said on Monday.

Police have arrested 17,528 suspects for human
trafficking crimes, including 19 of the 20 most-wanted
suspects, the statement said.

The ministry is also promoting the use of DNA
comparison to connect the rescued children with their parents,
Xinhua news agency reported.

The ministry also said it would ask the public to
report any suspected human trafficking activity, while
continuing to publicise its most-wanted list for the capture
of suspects.

PTI