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.
At around 9 AM on Wednesday, April 25th, Officers of the Phnom Penh Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) together with AIM SWAT Officers executed a raid at a massage parlor in central Phnom Penh. The raid followed a 2-month long surveillance operation after receiving information about a child sex trafficking criminal organization that was recruiting and transporting young girls from Vietnam to Cambodia to be sold for sex. During the raid, 2 Vietnamese women who were engaged on the Cambodian side of the trafficking operation were arrested, and 2 young minors were rescued.