Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Accused broker busted on way to Thai border

Accused broker busted on way to Thai border

Police in Kampong Cham province on Tuesday night arrested an alleged broker and 11 Cam­bodian workers ready to illeg­ally cross the Thai border to find jobs, police officials said.

Chhay Kimson, Kampong Cham police chief, said that police stopped the workers’ truck in the province’s Dambe district in the middle of the night while the truck was heading to Thailand.

He said that among the workers, all young men, five came from Kratie province and six came from Kampong Cham.

Police edu­cated the workers about the dangers of illegal jobs abroad before releasing them and sent the accused broker, Srey Sophy, 33, a Kratie native, to court.

Thy Somalai, ADHOC representative from Kampong Cham, said that brokers lure villagers by promising high salaries while failing to provide them with adequate informa­tion about potentially danger­ous work abroad.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking