Cambodian police deny human trafficking accusations by fleeing Thais

Cambodian police clarified on Saturday that nine Thais who were recently rescued near the Thai-Cambodia border had quarrelled with each other and they were not fleeing from human traffickers as claimed earlier.

Police in Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province issued a statement on Saturday in response to allegations from Thai media that all the rescued nine Thai nationals were forced to work illegally as call centre scammers in Poipet.

The city is a Cambodian gambling destination sitting at the crossing point between the two countries.

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