Cambodia Updates

Arrest Made in Malaysia Labor Trafficking Case

In April, a young woman managed to escape an exploitative labor trafficking situation in Malaysia and was repatriated to Cambodia. The Siem Reap Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) and AIM SWAT Officers have been investigating the case since that time. During the afternoon of Tuesday, June 19th officers from both organizations arrested a [...]

Update: 3 Child Sex Traffickers Sentenced to Prison!

Last October, we told you about AIM SWAT busting a child sex trafficking ring in Phnom Penh. The group was involved in some of the worst kind of trafficking we see - selling the virginity of young girls. At the time, a 15-year old victim we had rescued in a previous raid helped the AIM SWAT Team [...]

China Bride Assists in Arrest of Trafficker

Earlier this year, a victim of China bride trafficking managed to escape and return to Cambodia. She reported her story to police, and a case was opened to try to locate and arrest her traffickers. On Tuesday, May 22nd, officers from the Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP), together with AIM SWAT [...]

Rescue to Recovery: 3 Women Saved from a Brothel Start New Jobs at AEC

After receiving a tip that minors were being sold for sex at a brothel fronting as a massage parlor in central Phnom Penh, the Phnom Penh Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) and AIM SWAT began a covert surveillance operation of the location. The joint investigation confirmed the information so officers of [...]

Simultaneous Arrests of China Bride Traffickers

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.

15 Year Old Rescued from Marriage Trafficking

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.

Two Vietnamese Youth Rescued in Cross-Border Trafficking Raid

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.

Two Women Rescued from China Trafficking in Impromptu Raid

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.

2 Minors Rescued in Thai Border Province

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.

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