Lancang-Mekong countries launch joint crackdown on human trafficking

Representatives from six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River launched a joint crackdown on cross-border human abducting and trafficking Tuesday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

Due to low risk and high profit, human trafficking has been on the rise in recent years in the Lancang-Mekong River Basin, ranking the third biggest criminal threat behind drug and weapon smuggling, said Zheng Baigang, secretary-general of the Integrated Law Enforcement and Security Cooperation Center of Lancang-Mekong River.

The river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and serves as a natural bond that links the six countries together.

During the operation, the relevant countries will share information on human abducting and trafficking, build databases of information related to suspicious victims and suspected human traffickers, and launch joint investigations and crackdowns on major criminal cases.

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