Japanese suspects say life was harsh in Cambodia scam operation

Some of 25 Japanese men arrested for allegedly taking part in phone scams from Phnom Penh targeting people across Japan have complained about harsh treatment by those who led the operation in the Cambodian capital, police said Thursday.


One of them told Japanese police after their arrests Wednesday while being deported from Cambodia aboard a flight bound for Japan that he had only one day off a month and was “not allowed to go outside” the apartment from which the scam was run.

“I wanted to stay only for two to three months but could not return home (as he wanted). Honestly I am relieved that I was arrested,” the police quoted another as saying.

In full: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20231109/p2g/00m/0na/038000c

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