Female snakehead arrested for luring 50 Taiwanese into Cambodia

Victims offered NT$100,000 for jobs, some families forced to pay NT$400,000 in ransom.

The female mastermind behind a snakehead ring that has trafficked at least 50 Taiwanese to Cambodia was arrested on Monday (Aug. 16).

Amid a recent surge in human trafficking cases of Taiwanese to Cambodia, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) conducted an investigation and found that a criminal group was offering high pay for jobs such as typing in Cambodia, only to force them into engaging in telecom scams. On Monday, CIB officers arrested the 41-year-old female mastermind of the human trafficking ring surnamed Chang (張) and three other suspects and were able to prevent five Taiwanese victims from going to Cambodia, reported ETtoday.

According to a preliminary investigation, Chang, a resident of Changhua City, trafficked at least 50 Taiwanese to Cambodia. Police found Chang and her accomplices operated Facebook and Instagram pages called “Side Jobs” on which they offered a monthly salary of NT$100,000 (US$3,300) for jobs such as typing, computer work, and server room maintenance.

In full: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4628654

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