Asian Insider

Cambodian crackdown on cyberscam syndicates likely to push them to Myanmar

In the coastal city of Sihanoukville, at least 1,424 enslaved people were rescued between Sept 18 and 22, according to Cambodian media outlet VOD. PHOTO: REUTERS
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

BANGKOK - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered a crackdown on illegal gambling on Sept 17 and the results so far have been eye-opening.

While illegal lotteries and slot machines were swept up in the subsequent raids, the real targets were the cyberscam and human trafficking operations that have kept Cambodia in the headlines for months.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.