Police rescue 2 Thai citizens from gambling ring in Cambodia

Those rescued were aged 16 and 18.
Those rescued were aged 16 and 18.

Officers in Cambodia have rescued two teens in another operation to free trafficked Thais from gambling rings.

Cambodia.- Police in Cambodia have rescued two Thai citizens from an online gambling ring. Those rescued were aged 16 and 18 and were forced to work towards a monthly target of THB1m. They were told they would be offered to other groups if they couldn’t bring in the target.

The Bangkok Post reported that police worked with the Royal Thai Embassy in Cambodia and other agencies to find one of the Thai citizens, a teenage girl who was sent to Sihanoukville and then sold to a company in Koh Kong. Benjapon Rodsawas, director of the Immigration Department of Trat Province said the Cambodian border agency agreed to bring the victims back through the Ban Hat border crossing. 

Last week, police in Cambodia rescued 103 Thai citizens from a Chinese-run online gambling ring. According to a Thai police official responsible for overseeing anti-human trafficking operations, Thai and Cambodian officials cooperated in an operation in the southern Cambodian province of Pursat. 

It was also revealed three Cambodian citizens were held against their will by a human trafficker and forced to work at an illegal casino in Sihanoukville.

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