Taiwan busts 11 suspected of smuggling Chinese women
Taiwan authorities have detained 11 people, including a senior immigration clerk, on suspicion of collaborating with gangs that smuggle Chinese women to the island for prostitution, local media reported.
The Taipei District Prosecutor's Office detained immigration clerk Lee Jo-ling and 10 other suspects, including a gang boss, on Saturday (local time) after a night of questioning, the China Times reported.
Taiwan's Central News Agency said that clerk Lee Jo-ling is accused of taking bribes from a snakehead ring to let about 80 Chinese women into Taiwan by having them pretend to be local men's pregnant wives. They were apparently smuggled for prostitution.