Suspect in Cambodia fraud ring charged with human trafficking

A 26-year-old woman who was arrested last year on suspicion of luring Taiwanese to Cambodia and forcing them to participate in scams and sex work was indicted in January on human trafficking charges, Taichung police said Thursday.

At a press conference, the Taichung City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Corps said that following an investigation, it arrested the suspect, surnamed Wu (吳), last September at Taoyuan International Airport as she returned from Cambodia.

At the time, a request by prosecutors to detain Wu for four months was approved by the Taichung District Court, it said.

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