Indonesians rescued from gambling syndicates in Cambodia

Foreigners faced harrowing time as they were 'traded like cattle' by Chinese online gambling companies.

Some 44 Indonesians have been rescued by Cambodian authorities after they were “traded like cattle” within a syndicate of Chinese companies and forced into scamming people through online gambling syndicates.

The government-friendly Khmer Times said the release of the Indonesians followed days of negotiations amid careful planning and coordination with Cambodian law enforcement agencies and the Indonesian embassy in Phnom Penh.

Of the 44, more than 30 “had gone through a harrowing time when they were traded like cattle by another online gambling syndicate from Sihanoukville to Chrey Thum,” the report said.

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