Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a husband and wife who allegedly tricked three woman into becoming sex workers in China early this year.
Brigadier General Nhem Sao Nol, deputy anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department chief at the Interior Ministry, identified the accused as Chhin Leang and his wife Ouk Chanthou, both 32 and living in the city’s Chhbar Ampov district.
He noted that they were arrested at their house in the district’s Noroth commune at about 5.30pm on Monday after arrest warrants were issued against them.
Brig Gen Sao Nol said both are now in jail pending their trial, but declined to give details on the case.
Major Suth Sopheak, an anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection police officer, said that complaints by the three victims, aged 21, 23, and 25, showed that between January and February the couple convinced them to follow an unidentified broker to China to get married.
Full story in Thursday’s paper