Crime ring leader gets 18 years for trafficking 88 victims to Cambodia

The leader of a Taiwanese criminal gang that trafficked 88 victims into forced labor in Cambodia has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the Taipei District Court.

In a ruling issued on Thursday, the court said it had sentenced Lee Chen-hao (李振豪) to 18 years imprisonment and eight of his accomplices to prison terms ranging from 11 to 16.5 years, while also confiscating over NT$3.6 million (US$118,000) in illicit gains.

According to the verdict, members of the ring began posting ads on Facebook in November 2021 offering high-paying, Cambodia-based jobs in customer service for gaming and gambling websites.

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