Taiwan sentences nine over Cambodia human trafficking scams

A Taiwanese court Thursday sentenced nine people to prison terms ranging from 11 to 18 years on human trafficking charges for luring dozens of people to Cambodia to toil in online scam syndicates.

Online “boiler room” rackets have long had a presence across Southeast Asia, where victims have reported travelling to Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos on false promises of romance or high-paying jobs.

Those sentenced on Thursday included the head of a human smuggling ring that Taiwanese authorities last year said had advertised promises of “high salaries and easy loans” on social media.

In full: https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2549339/taiwan-sentences-nine-over-cambodia-human-trafficking-scams

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