Hanoi police have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old woman wanted for trafficking sex slaves, Vietnam News reported Friday.
Local police are searching for Nguyen Thị Ngoc Anh, 18, of Thanh Son District in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Police in the capital said the case involved young women being trafficked to Myanmar from Vietnam under the auspices of working in casinos there. On arrival they were then forced to work in a host of illegal brothels.
Law enforcement allege that Anh was actively recruiting the women to work in the brothels.
At the start of the year, Anh and another woman, who has only been named as T, were both arrested by police but managed to escape and are currently on the run.