Police in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, have detained a local woman for allegedly having sold more than 100 Vietnamese women to China as wives for local men, for up to US$24,600 per person, since 2013. Mau was accused of colluding with others to seek poor Vietnamese women who wanted to marry Chinese men and then sent them to China through illegal border crossing in northern Vietnam localities bordering China. According to agreements with such women, Mau paid each of their families VND70-150 million ($2,870-6,150) before sending them to China. After marrying Chinese men, many Vietnamese women were abused and beaten, and they wanted to return home. From 2013 until her arrest, Mau and her accomplices allegedly sold more than 100 Vietnamese women to China, illegally earning billions of dong (VND1 billion = $41,040), according to the case file.