A raid was conducted at a brothel fronting as a massage parlor in Phnom Penh by the Municipal Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJP Police) supported by AIM SWAT Officers. The raid was the culmination of a covert operation acting on information that young girls were being sold for sex at the premise.
The AIM SWAT Team finished the year with a two big raids that rescued a total of 12 victims. We are incredibly thankful for their hard work throughout the holiday season when tourist activity spikes in Cambodia. We also praise God for each life rescued and the freedom they now get to experience in the new year.
13 men trafficked for labor escaped from a fishing boat leading to the arrest of their trafficker. The men were forced to work 24 hours per day under horrendous conditions. These men received little pay and frequent beatings by the owner and captain of the boat, but all returned home safely.
Several men who had been trafficked to Malaysia managed to escape and return to Cambodia with help from the Cambodian Embassy. AIM SWAT was asked by Phnom Penh Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) to assist with the investigation, which resulted in the arrest of the three responsible for trafficking them.
The raid followed a short covert operation which confirmed that minors were being sold for sex at the location. During the raid, 3 minor Khmer girls were rescued, and one suspected trafficker was arrested.
Anti-Human Trafficking Protection (AHTJP) Police, along with AIM SWAT Officers swooped in to arrest 2 women suspected of trafficking young Cambodian women to China for marriage. The two survivors are currently receiving aftercare services and our AIM SWAT Legal Team is representing them throughout the legal process.
The raid was the culmination of a covert operation that lasted more than a week and resulted in the rescue of 3 minors and 3 adult women, and the arrest of one suspected trafficker.
Our latest AIM SWAT raid stemmed from a case where a 15 year old girl was rescued from a brothel by AHTJP and AIM SWAT earlier this year. She reported to AIM social workers that she had been sold for her virginity during the previous year and was now concerned her 13 year old sister would fall prey to the traffickers and also be sold.