When AIM SWAT learned that there were over 100 Cambodian men forced to work on fishing boats off the coast of Somalia, we knew it was time to act. 50 men have already been repatriated back to Cambodia.
Our SWAT Team and Cambodian law enforcement recently raided three brothels fronting as massage parlors in the T’Bong Khmom, Phnom Penh, and Kratie provinces in Cambodia. During the raids, thirteen women were rescued including seven minors.
After receiving information about a criminal trafficking network, AIM SWAT assisted with a 5-day intensive and covert surveillance operation. The two suspects were located, and it was confirmed that they were in the process of arranging documentation to send 2 Khmer women to China. Knowing they had to act fast, the team swooped in to make the arrests before the women could be moved out of Cambodia.
At around 7pm on Wednesday 09th May the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police from Kampong Cham and Phnom Penh supported by AIM SWAT officers arrested a Chinese male and a Khmer female on suspicion of attempting to traffic a 15 year old girl from Kampong Cham to China for marriage. The arrests followed a covert surveillance operation to identify the suspects following on from information that was passed to Kampong Cham AHTJP from the victim’s family. The victim is now safe and being cared for by her family and the suspects have been transferred to court following interview to face human trafficking related charges. Our China Rescue team is working with the victim and her family and our legal team will supply necessary legal services.
In the beginning of this year, we were honored to be invited to assist the Cambodian Government in cases that involve traffickers selling someone living in Cambodia to another country for exploitative purposes. This includes cases of sex trafficking and all other forms of human trafficking.