Casinos Linked to Vietnamese Human Traficking, Teenager Faces Charges

Cambodia and Vietnam continue to be breeding grounds for criminals who take advantage of job scarcity to attract victims. The latest example involves the trafficking of four people who were sold to casino operators in Cambodia.

Local police announced today that they arrested a teenager from central Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province for organizing and brokering illegal immigration. Tran Ngoc Chung, a 19-year-old former casino employee, brought four people from his hometown to Cambodia. There, he sold them to casino owners for $650 each.

Tran promised them that he would find them “good jobs” in Cambodia. Instead, according to Thanh Hoa police, the outcome was very different. The casinos forced them to sign agreements to commit cyber fraud and also physically abused them.

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