171 abused Vietnamese workers rescued from Cambodia return home

By Phuoc Tuan   October 22, 2022 | 08:59 pm PT
171 abused Vietnamese workers rescued from Cambodia return home
Xa Mat International Border Gate officials verify identities and background of rescued Vietnamese citizens before returning them home. Photo by Vietnam Border Newspaper
The Vietnam Consulate General in Cambodia has coordinated with Cambodian authorities the return of 171 Vietnamese citizens rescued from a gambling firm in the neighboring country.

The Vietnamese citizens who were coerced into working for an online gambling company in Samrong City, Oddar Meancheay Province, were rescued by Cambodian authorities between October 11 and 17 upon the request of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Battambang Province.

After receiving the rescued Vietnamese citizens, authorities at the Xa Mat International Border Gate Saturday coordinated with police in the Vietnamese border province of Tay Ninh to review and verify their identities, background and complete other procedures before returning them to their respective localities.

Of late, the border gates in Tay Ninh, Long An and An Giang provinces have received many citizens and workers rescued from fraudulent companies and casinos in Cambodia.

Most of these people were lured to Cambodia and forced to scam Vietnamese people online.

According to the Vietnam Consulate General in Cambodia, so far this year, more than 600 Vietnamese citizens have returned home after escaping or being rescued from illegal establishments in the neighboring country.

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