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POLICE have caught a third suspect from its top 10 list of human traffickers.

Zhang Weizhu, 35, native of Yunnan Province, was seized on Wednesday evening in Jiangmen City of South China's Guangdong Province, China National Radio reported today.

Zhang, a Miao ethnic, was involved in 10 child smuggling cases solved by Jiangmen police between February 12 and March 12 this year. Eleven children were rescued and nine suspects were arrested but Zhang escaped.

Zhang is the third suspect the police have caught after it published a nationwide wanted notice for 10 human traffickers on April 29.

The first man arrested was Wei Jiapei, 28, a native of Shandong Province. He was detained on May 8 in Jiangsu Province's Jingjiang City after snatching a baby boy from a passerby on July 30, 2006 in his hometown of Cangshan County.

He later sold the baby to a woman surnamed Pi in Shandong's Zaozhuang City. Wei's accomplices and Pi have already been caught and jailed.

Jiangsu police grabbed the second man Jiangsu native Wang Ying, 54, on May 8. Wang was allegedly involved in the trafficking of several children.

Police have solved 312 cases of child trafficking and 270 cases of women trafficking since the nationwide campaign started in April, setting free 360 children and 450 women.

A reward of 50,000 yuan (US$7,326.55) is on offer to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of any of the top 10 suspects.



 

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