Cambodia repatriates hundreds amid trafficking arrests

Indonesia tightens exit points as Taiwan arrests organized crime leaders

Cambodia has repatriated hundreds of foreign nationals, who were lured into the southern port town of Sihanoukville, where many were allegedly subjected to electric shocks and held for ransom by human trafficking rings after being duped by false promises of high-paid jobs.

More than 600 have been returned to Vietnam in recent weeks after coordinated rescue operations by the two countries and are currently being processed for repatriation. Hanoi also said it believed that thousands of Vietnamese were still being held against their will in Cambodia.

Cambodian prosecutors have also charged six Chinese and Cambodian suspects with human trafficking after more than 100 victims were rescued in 12 days. Authorities also found an electric shock baton and handcuffs at a compound in Sihanoukville.

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