Nepal: The Anti-Human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police arrested 10 people, including four Chinese citizens, in Nepal for allegedly trafficking women to China in the pretext of marrying them.

The police's anti-trafficking unit rescued four women in this connection, police said. Six arrested were Nepalese. The Chinese nationals accused were identified as Jeng Siyang Dong, Jyang Dong Hui, Kan Gyang Ping and Quin Liyang from Hubei province.

The Chinese nationals had obtained fake marriage certificates and were heading towards China, officials said, adding 12 mobile phones, Nepalese Rs 22 lakh, Chinese Yuan 2,300 and USD 190 were seized from them.

"They were involved in trafficking Nepali girls and women to China as brides," Senior Superintendent of Police Ishwar Babu Karki was quoted saying.

"At first, we arrested two Chinese -- Quan and Qin with two Nepali brides from the Tribhuwan International Airport on Wednesday as suspicion grew over them. We later came to know about the racket. We arrested the eight others and rescued five victims," Karki added.

The Nepali operatives working for the Chinese used to lure girls and women from remote parts of Nepal with the promise of providing lucrative jobs in China.

This comes as a part of "bride-buying practice" which is prevalent in some parts of China where the married females from Nepal are re-sold as personal property to others by their own "groom".

Chinese grooms paid one million rupees to the Nepali operatives for arranging a bride who should be uneducated and hailing from a financially backward family, but should be good looking and unsuspecting, police said.

Girls and women who fell prey to the trafficking racket hailed from Kaski, Chitwan, Sunsari and Lamjung districts.

Similar alleged trafficking cases involving Chinese nationals were reported in Pakistan in May.

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