Cambodia Casino Shootout Uncovers Crypto Scams, Slave Labor, Sex Trafficking

Cambodian authorities arrested 15 people over the weekend following a raid on a casino in the southwest coastal city of Sihanoukville, during which shots were fired at police.

Inside the building on Ocheatel Beach, police said they found evidence of illegal online gambling and cryptocurrency scamming activities, as well as possible cross-border people trafficking, bonded slave labor, and sex trafficking.

The suspects fired six shots as officers approached the building, authorities said. An AK47 assault rifle, an M4 assault rifle, two K54 handguns, one K59 handgun, and one CF98 handgun were seized at the property.

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