Immigration and Chbar Ampov district police on Tuesday arrested ten Chinese nationals suspected of exploiting children and producing pornographic videos.
Lieutenant General Uk Heiseila, director of investigations at the General Department of Immigration, yesterday said the Chinese nationals were arrested Tuesday morning at about 10am following a raid on two rented houses in the district.
Lt Gen Heiseila said police seized laptops, passports, phones and documents from them.
“They were arrested in accordance with a request from Interpol in China,” he said. “They had committed crimes, including exploitation of children and producing pornographic videos in China.”
“The ten fled China and were hiding in Cambodia,” Lt Gen Heiseila added. “They fled after they were reported to Chinese police.”
He said that according to the request by Chinese police, the ten are part of a Chinese criminal network who persuaded Chinese females, especially underage girls, to take nude photos or film sexual acts for money.
The photos and footage were then uploaded online to a website for sale.
Lt Gen Heiseila said the ten Chinese nationals are now being questioned by Immigration police near Phnom Penh International Airport.
He noted that the ten will be picked up by Chinese police this weekend and flown back to China to be tried and prosecuted under Chinese laws.