At around 9 AM on Tuesday, April 24th, the AIM SWAT Team investigators were having a team meeting at a local café when they noticed 3 Chinese men with 3 Khmer women at a nearby table. Two of the women appeared very poor while the third seemed more affluent. Suspicious of this situation, members of the team situated themselves closer to the group and overheard negotiations between the affluent Khmer woman to send the other two women to China with the men.
An adult male was arrested at a small guesthouse near the Thai border at approximately 7 PM on Tuesday, March 28th by officers from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) of Oddar Meanchey province with support from the AIM SWAT Team. The man was in the process of trafficking two girls, aged 13 and 14, to Thailand to sell for sex.
Our latest AIM SWAT report is one of the more unique stories we’ve heard recently, and it has us rejoicing at the news that a potential victim was spared from being harmed! A 15-year-old girl filed a complaint with the Siem Reap Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) that she had been tricked to go to a hotel room where a man was waiting for her and attempted to rape her. She managed to fight him off and escape, then ran back home to tell her mother, who then complained to the AHTJP Police.
On Wednesday, March 21st Officers of the Siem Reap AHTJP Police supported by AIM SWAT arrested 2 adults suspected of being involved in an attempt to traffic the young girl. Both the woman suspected to have sold the girl and the customer at the hotel were located and arrested!
The girl has been transferred to AIM Restoration Home and will be represented by the AIM SWAT legal team throughout subsequent court proceedings. Both suspects were transferred to Siem Reap court.
For the last month, the Siem Reap Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) and AIM SWAT Officers have been conducting an investigation on a KTV Restaurant after receiving information that young girls were being sold there.
At around 6:30 PM on Monday, February 12th, the Siem Reap AHTJP Police supported by AIM SWAT Officers executed a raid at the location, which is in the north of Siem Reap province. Because of the nature of the information we had received, AIM aftercare staff was also present for the raid.
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.
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