Thai woman claims close call with organ trading gang in Cambodia

A 25-year-old Thai woman from Bangkok, who was lured to work illegally in Cambodia for a call centre, escaped and fell victim to an organ trading gang, has safely returned to Thailand with the help of Thai police.

Assistant to the National Police Chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn travelled to Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaeo, on the Thai-Cambodian border, yesterday (Wednesday), to accompany the woman and seven other Thais, who had also been lured to work illegally in Cambodia, back to Thailand.

The woman, whose name was not disclosed, told Surachate that, when she arrived in the port city of Sihanoukville in Cambodia, she was told to work for a Chinese-operated call centre. When she refused, she was assaulted, detained, left to starve and told to contact her family in Thailand to pay for her freedom.

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