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63 trafficked kids rescued in China

world Updated: Mar 10, 2013 08:50 IST

A total of 63 children and 14 women have been rescued in China during a cross-provincial anti-human trafficking drive, the government said.

According to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), five child trafficking gangs were busted and 368 suspects arrested in the actions coordinated by the MPS. It involved over 6,000 police personnel from 20 provincial-level regions, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

The police were hunting down more suspects and investigation was under way, it added.

Child trafficking is still rampant in China although the crime has been effectively contained in general, said a public security official seeking anoymity.