Cambodia sees spike in human and sex trafficking cases in H1

Cambodia cracked down on 198 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases in the first six months of 2021, a remarkable rise from only 63 cases over the same period last year, a senior official has announced.

Some 139 cases involved human trafficking and 59 cases related to sexual exploitation, the Interior Ministry’s secretary of state Chou Bun Eng said during a virtual meeting.

“During the crackdowns, our law enforcement agents had arrested a total of 291 suspects and rescued 721 victims,” she said.

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