Police in Pailin’s Sala Krav district detained 14 Chinese nationals who were on their way back to China on Tuesday after they tried to leave their jobs at a casino after less than one week, according to a district police officer.
A district police officer who requested anonymity said the 14 Chinese, which included two women, were stopped when they tried to take a taxi to Siem Reap to take a flight back to China.
“We stopped the 14 of them along National Road 59 in Phnom Koy village, Sala Krav commune, after the owner of the casino sought our help. They were on their way to Siem Reap province to take a flight back to their hometowns,” he said.
“Those workers had just been employed in the Crown Casino on December 30 and it was less than one week until January 2 and they left the casino without informing the casino manager,” he said.
According to the police officer, after the group of Chinese were detained they were taken back to the casino to discuss the possibility of compensation to the casino and he said they had reached a deal.