Cambodia Deports 142 Chinese for Telecoms Fraud

Cambodia deported 142 Chinese nationals to China at the weekend for involvement in telecommunications fraud scams, loading them on two charter planes from Phnom Penh in the latest mass expulsion of Chinese accused of crimes in the Southeast Asian country, a spokesman said on Monday.

The Interior Ministry had deported 116 Chinese nationals on Sept. 28, while the General Department of Immigration also sent 26 Chinese back to China on Sept. 25 after authorities found them guilty of committing telecommunications fraud, immigration spokesman Keo Vanthorn told RFA’s Khmer Service.

The 116 Chinese nationals were arrested by the Ministry of Interior’s National Police earlier this month in Phnom Penh, while the 26 others were arrested last month in Svay Reang province’s Bavet City, he said.

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