72 Taiwanese rescued from Cambodia, 75 suspects arrested

25 human trafficking cases have been confirmed, 31 suspects taken into custody.

Five more Taiwanese were rescued from Cambodia on Sunday (Aug. 21), bringing the total number of Taiwanese freed from human trafficking schemes in Cambodia to 72, while 75 suspects have been arrested.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) stated in a press release that evening that Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Saidhai Tahovecahe worked with public and private groups in assisting the five Taiwan citizens in boarding a plane in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They first transferred through Bangkok, Thailand before arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 10 p.m. on China Airlines Flight CI-836.

Upon their arrival, the Pingtung County Police Bureau, Aviation Police Bureau (APB), and CIB commenced the identification of the human trafficking victims. Staff from the Social and Family Affairs Administration provided assistance and their cases were handed over to the Pingtung County Police Bureau for further investigation.

In full: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4633702

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