Phnom Penh anti human trafficking and juvenile protection police officials have arrested two women who are said to be ringleaders of a human trafficking syndicate and rescued four victims, including two minors on Friday in Boeng Keng Kang district’s Olympic commune.
The four victims were to be transported to China on false premise of cash amounting to USD3,000 each and transportation costs.
Colonel Keo Thea, anti human trafficking and juvenile protection bureau chief in Phnom Penh said Saturday: “We arrested the two women in front of Mohamontrey Pagoda where they had allegedly brought four victims take a bus to China via Vietnam ,” said Col Thea.
Col Thea identified the two as cosmetic seller Sokha Rotheany, 18, and Thach Davy, 30.
“The arrested duo attempted to bring the four victims by bus to Vietnam through Bavet international checkpoint and when they arrived Vietnam, they were to be handed over to Vietnamese traffickers who were supposed to enable them to continue their journey to China,” said Col Thea.
Lieutenant General Sar Theth, Phnom Penh Police Chief declined to comment on Saturday.