The Interior Ministry is planning to deport 128 Chinese nationals after they were arrested in Preah Sihanouk Province on Aug. 14 for their alleged involvement in an online money extortion scam. Y Sokhy, the head of the Department of Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime, told The Post on Aug. 15 that the Chinese nationals were being questioned at the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration.
“These people were involved in online scams. When our procedures are complete, the police will send them out of Cambodia,” he said.
Provincial police chief Chuon Narin told The Post that the department made the arrests in collaboration with the provincial police, provincial court and Chinese police.