Nearly 100 Caught in Raid on Foreign Workers

More than 90 Vietnamese and Chinese nationals were rounded up on Tuesday morning by immigration police in Phnom Penh for living and working in Cambodia illegally, a post on the National Police website said.

A raid was done to investigate “foreigners who secretly entered and are currently living in Cambodia illegally without a passport and are illegally working,” the post said.

Police arrested 42 Vietnamese and 51 Chinese people, including seven women, at a dwelling in Daun Penh district’s Srah Chak commune, it said.

Photographs on the National Police website show people lined up at what appears to be a construction site.

They were sent to the headquarters of the Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration on Tuesday, according to the post.

Officials at the department could not be reached on Tuesday.

In March, immigration police detained 26 Nigerians in Phnom Penh on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

An NGO later said around seven of those arrested were victims of a scam in which Nigerians were charged up to $1,500 for phony visas.

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