Cops seek Interpol, Aseanapol help to rescue scam victims abroad

Police will seek the assistance of Interpol and Aseanapol to track down and rescue Malaysian citizens held under duress by criminal syndicates overseas.

Bukit Aman criminal investigation department (CID) director Abdul Jalil Hassan said police had received six reports on human trafficking syndicates, exploitation and forced labour during the past year.

He said the reports involved a total of 26 victims, including two women, who had been deceived and exploited to work in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.

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