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Court questions marriage scam ‘suspects’

Court questions marriage scam ‘suspects’

Tbong Khmum provincial court on Wednesday questioned a husband and wife for conspiring to traffic a Cambodian woman to China through marriage scam.

The couple were detained and detained on October 16 in Toul Vihear village, Chiro II commune, Tbong Khmum district, Tbong Khmum province.

Provincial court spokesman Hak Siek Lim said: “The couple was suspected of human trafficking.The provincial prosecutor questioned them, but they have not been charged as yet. The police sent the two suspects to court.”

The 26-year-old victim goes by the initials S. N.

Provincial anti-human trafficking police Thai Vantha identified the husband Khon Koy, 27, and his wife Chheng Pov, 45.

The victim said the couple told her that they have a ‘sister’ who had married [a Chinese man] and now lives in China.

The couple acted as her brokers and sent her to China without proper documents at the beginning of this year.

Chinese authorities detained the victim for illegal border-crossing.

The Embassy of Cambodia in China intervened and repatriated her.

Vantha said the police decided to investigate and detain the couple after the victim lodged a complaint.

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