More than 100 Chinese nationals were deported on Thursday after being arrested and accused of operating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scams on Chinese citizens.
More than 300 Chinese nationals have been arrested over the past month for running similar scams.
Uk Heisela, the Interior Ministry’s chief of investigations within the immigration department, said on Thursday that 122 people from a group of 215 Chinese nationals arrested in Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey province, were sent back to China on Thursday on two planes.
“There are 366 Chinese police here to protect the security of the plane,” he added.
“Every suspect we deport cannot return because they are on our blacklist.”
According to Lieutenant General Heisela, 1,052 Chinese nationals involved in VoIP scams have been deported from Cambodia since 2011.