Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Chinese pair accused of trafficking brides

Chinese pair accused of trafficking brides

Chinese pair accused of trafficking brides

Two Chinese nationals were charged in Stung Treng yesterday for allegedly attempting to illegally traffic two Cambodian women to China for marriage, police said.

Zhu Yulian, a 45-year-old woman, and Huang Wenix, 46, a businessman, were arrested on Saturday after one of the victims escaped and alerted border police at the Trapeang Kreal border crossing with Laos.

Pien Peuy, deputy chief of the provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection force, said the 19- and 23-year-old victims, who are both residents of Kampong Cham’s Kang Meas district, had been promised factory jobs in China by the suspects, who charged them $400 each to act as their brokers.

“After that, when they arrived at the border, they knew that they were being brought to marry Chinese people.… That is why one of them escaped, prompting the police to arrest [the two suspects],” he said.

The 23-year-old returned to her family while the 19-year-old was moved to Phnom Penh, where she is receiving vocational training from a local NGO.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said