Banteay Meanchey Province: A suspect, a broker who transported workers to Thailand, was sent to the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court by the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Gendarmerie for legal proceedings on the 20th of this month. February 2021.
Colonel Men Phirum, Deputy Commander of the Provincial Gendarmerie in charge of crime investigation and suppression, said that at 1:30 pm on February 18, 2021, the Gendarmerie Base Poipet City patrolled the city and along the Cambodian-Thai border and found seven workers in front of Borey Thi Thi in O’Chrov Village, Sangkat Poipet, Poipet City, Banteay Meanchey Province. The workers were smuggled across the border to work in Thailand. After that, our forces brought the 7 workers to the Municipal Gendarmerie Base for questioning.
The Deputy Commander of the Provincial Armed Forces said that after questioning the seven workers, he told them the clues that the reserve brokers would take them across the border to Thailand. The workers, after being questioned by the municipal military, were sent to work at the Brahma Nimit Primary School in Poipet City. The broker was searched until February 19, 2021. The force arrested the broker named Khin Phalla, male, 34 years old, and confiscated a dark green Toyota Camry.
Colonel Men Phirum continued that after interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had indeed been in contact with the seven workers to cross the border illegally into Thailand. By transporting by Camry car to and from Malai port, the transportation fee is 200,000 Riels per person. Based on the answers of the seven workers and the confessions of the suspects, the specialized force of the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Office sent the suspect Khin Phalla and the car to the provincial court for legal action. In the morning of February 20, 2021. By: Nop Reaksa