The National Police Agency recently raided a human-trafficking ring operating in Taipei City and county, rescuing a Vietnamese woman who had been sold to a labor brokerage company, the agency said yesterday. The Foreign Affairs Police Corps launched two separate raids on Monday, arresting three suspects, including a woman surnamed Kuo and one of her employees, surnamed Lee. Investigators said Kuo was head of a labor brokerage company. Police alleged that the third suspect, identified only as Tsai, sold foreign women to the company for NT$300,000 each. The police claimed that Kuo's company seized its victims' passports and forced them to sign contracts selling themselves to the company. Police allege that Kuo and Lee forced their victims to work at least 18 hours a day for NT$3,000 a month. An operation has been launched to nab the leader of the criminal ring, a Chinese-Vietnamese who lives in Ho Chih Min City, the police said.
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