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Judge orders arrest of trafficker

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A Kratie woman (centre) has been arrested for trafficking her three daughters to work as prostitutes in China. Photo supplied

Judge orders arrest of trafficker

A Kratie provincial judge ordered the arrest of a human trafficking broker on grounds of “unlawful removal for cross-border transfer” on Tuesday after a complaint was filed.

Kratie province anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection deputy police chief Nov Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that the suspect is involved in human trafficking using fake documents. She had sent three girls to China with promises of marriage.

“A complaint was lodged after one of the three victims sent a message through Facebook asking for help,” Ratana said.

The suspect is said to be 56 years old and does not have a permanent address. She is also known to have trafficked three of her daughters to send them to China as sex workers.

In Battambang province, the woman sold the virginity of her daughter, who is known by the initials S.N. and is only 14 years old.

Then, she took the girl to a brothel in Sampov Loun district, Battambang province, and forced her to become a sex worker.

The mother acted as a broker to find clients and kept all the money, while the daughter had to serve five to six men a night. Later, her daughter escaped and married a Chinese national.

When the mother found out that one of her daughters had escaped and lived with her Chinese husband, she lied to her other two daughters, who were 23 and 20 years old. The mother intimidated them and made illegal documents to send them to China to get married illegally.

Ratana claims that until now, police are still looking for ways to help the girl residing in China.

“We are working on it. The three girls still live in China. We already took this case to discuss with some NGOs and other related authorities,” he said.

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