Taiwan charges 9 suspects over human trafficking scams in Cambodia

Prosecutors say accused preyed on jobless youth and forced them to work for telecom and online fraud rings. Some victims were beaten or held for ransom if they did not obey, prosecutors allege.

Taiwanese prosecutors have charged nine suspects for allegedly luring 88 people to Cambodia to work unpaid in online scam syndicates that have become a regional scourge.

Online “boiler room” rackets have long had a presence across Southeast Asia but in recent months more details have emerged of people being trafficked and forced to work.

Victims have reported travelling to Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos on false promises of romance or high-paying jobs.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3191192/taiwan-charges-9-suspects-over-human-trafficking-scams-cambodia

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