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.
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.
One of the greatest miracles we witness at AIM is the complete conversion of hearts and lives in the Svay Pak community. Many traffickers, drug dealers, gang members, and sex workers have come to know Jesus, turned their lives around completely, and joined AIM in the work of fighting trafficking.
This is prevention in its most powerful form.
Dary Sean Chan is someone who lives a lifestyle of prevention and has brought hundreds of people into contact with AIM. Her story is one that exemplifies the multiplying impact that one person can have when they’re called by God to fight trafficking.
Dary was a bright and curious young girl when she joined the first-ever English class taught by Don Brewster. As she became more involved and got to know Pastor Chantha and Ratanak, she became curious about Jesus and the work that AIM was doing.
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.