BEIJING – Another 14 children were rescued by Chinese police in south China, the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday.
On July 15 and 20, police from 14 provinces and autonomous regions simultaneously raided human trafficking gangs, detaining a total of 409 suspects.
As of Tuesday, a total of 103 abducted children have been rescued, according to the ministry.
Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security, said on Tuesday that the country’s police force will not stop efforts and investigation until all human trafficking cases are solved.
The chief police officer asked all police to cooperate with government agencies and ensure all rescued children return home safely.
The ministry will also collect blood samples from suspected abducted and traded children. Their DNA information will be used by the police to look for their own parents around the country.
Since April 2009, police nationwide have solved more than 39,000 human trafficking cases, busted 4,885 criminal gangs and saved 14,600 children and 24,800 women, according to statistics provided by the ministry.