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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
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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.

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