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Life sentences for east China child traffickers

Updated: 2015-12-18 10:37

HANGZHOU - A court in east China's Zhejiang Province has sentenced two members of a child-trafficking ring to life imprisonment and another five to prison terms of up to 10 years.

Two individuals with the surnames of Wang and Huang trafficked 10 female infants from 2012 to 2014, buying them in Jiangxi Province and selling in neighboring Zhejiang, said Lishui Municipal Intermediate People's Court in its verdict on Thursday.

Wang and Huang were arrested when selling infants in Lishui City, Zhejiang in August 2014.

The court deprived them of their political rights for life and confiscated all their property.

In addition to their prison sentences, the other five were also fined up to 50,000 yuan (about 8,000 U.S. dollars).

More than 70,000 yuan in illegal gains was recovered and delivered to the national treasury.

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