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445 cases of human trafficking investigated

Since the launch of Cambodia’s campaign against human trafficking, forced labour, and sex trade until January 2023, competent authorities have received 707 complaints and investigated 445 cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501225607/445-cases-of-human-trafficking-investigated/

Cambodia steps up fight against human trafficking

Authorities have to-date recorded 707 reports of human trafficking in all forms into a central log, which involved the detention of 120 suspects, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng told a January 20 meeting on foreigner employment. ...

Sem Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-steps-fight-against-human-trafficking

Taipei re-indict alleged human traffickers after more victims rescued from Cambodia

The leaders of two rings that allegedly lured 88 Taiwanese nationals to Cambodia and forced them to participate in scams have been indicted for a second time by Taipei prosecutors after 30 more of their victims were rescued and returned to Taiwan. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214477/taipei-re-indict-alleged-human-traffickers-after-more-victims-rescued-from-cambodia/

Cambodia marks national anti-human trafficking day

Cambodia on Monday celebrated the 16th National Anti-Human Trafficking Day, with approximately 3,000 participants. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501201525/cambodia-marks-national-anti-human-trafficking-day/

Kingdom deports 130 in two days: GDI

Cambodia deported 130 foreigners, three of them women, on November 7 and 8 after discovering that they had entered the Kingdom illegally. They are now banned from entering Cambodia for three years. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-deports-130-two-days-gdi

US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

Sar Kheng, Pellet discuss anti-trafficking initiative

Cambodia and France are in talks to establish a formal initiative for security cooperation with the goal of combating human trafficking as its priority amid an upsurge in the crime. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pellet-discuss-anti-trafficking-initiative

Interior, Labour ministries call for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued a joint press statement calling on all relevant ministries and institutions to cooperate in the fight against human trafficking and to effectively implement foreign labour inspection work. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-labour-ministries-call-cooperation-fight-against-human-trafficking

Amid ongoing scam raids, Sihanoukville residents recall insecurity

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday acknowledged foreign workers had been lured and trafficked to Cambodia amid ongoing police raids against criminal scam operations that have now reached Siem Reap. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/amid-ongoing-scam-raids-sihanoukville-residents-recall-insecurity/

Over 10 Phnom Penh condos, hotels raided over trafficking, online ‘services’

Hundreds of foreign nationals have been removed from Phnom Penh compounds as police acknowledged detention, torture, extortion and human trafficking in several arrests. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/over-10-phnom-penh-condos-hotels-raided-over-trafficking-online-services/

Dong Thap cooperates with Cambodian locality to fight human trafficking

Fighting human trafficking is one of the fields of cooperation in an agreement signed between the Women’s Union of the southern province of Dong Thap and the Cambodian Women for Peace & Development Association of Prey Veng province yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501158483/dong-thap-cooperates-with-cambodian-locality-to-fight-human-trafficking/

Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville

The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

Investigation into human trafficking to Cambodia continues: Government officials

Government officials reported on the issue of Vietnamese being tricked into working illegally in Cambodia at the Government’s regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 6. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146555/investigation-into-human-trafficking-to-cambodia-continues-government-officials/

Authorities repatriate over 600 citizens lured to work illegally in Cambodia

The Foreign Ministry and Vietnam’s representative agencies in Cambodia have coordinated with the two countries’ authorities to safely repatriate over 600 citizens who had been tricked or lured to Cambodia for illegal work so far. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143752/authorities-repatriate-over-600-citizens-lured-to-work-illegally-in-cambodia/

Cambodia, Thailand sign agreement on combating human trafficking

Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141318/cambodia-thailand-sign-agreement-on-combating-human-trafficking/

Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams

About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. ...

Associated Press
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-says-it-s-helping-foreigners-scammed-by-traffickers/6711458.html

Phenomenon of Cambodian women trafficked to China as brides

The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073873/phenomenon-of-cambodian-women-trafficked-to-china-as-brides/

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