Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Accused China bride broker arrested in Phnom Penh

Authorities question a woman (right) at a Chroy Changvar police station after she was arrested for alleged human trafficking last week. Photo supplied
Authorities question a woman (right) at a Chroy Changvar police station after she was arrested for alleged human trafficking last week. Photo supplied

Accused China bride broker arrested in Phnom Penh

Police arrested a woman in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district on Saturday as she allegedly attempted to take two Cambodian women to China to get married, police said.

The suspect, Och Senghong, 45, was apprehended at the bus station near the Chroy Changvar Bridge, and was yesterday sent to the municipal court, said Municipal Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit chief Keo Thea.

Police sent the two would-be brides, Khoun Cherun, 26, and Phat Rom Pherng, 19, to the Ministry of Social Affairs to educate them on the issues surrounding migrant marriages.

“[Senghong] lured the women from Tbong Khmum province to marry in China. Now the court has issued a warrant to detain the suspect in prison,”

Thea said, adding that Senghong had planned to bring the two women first to Vietnam by bus, then to continue on at night to China.

The suspect had also helped the victims procure passports.

Police said that Senghong was known as a suspected broker, and was recognised before the group could leave for Vietnam.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 82 women were rescued from China in 2015, compared with 59 the year before.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

Interview: Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.