Cambodia Sees Spike In Human, Sex Trafficking Cases In H1

PHNOM PENH, Aug 28 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia cracked down on 198 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases, in the first six months of 2021, a remarkable rise from only 63 cases over the same period last year, a senior official said yesterday.
Some 139 cases involved human trafficking and 59 cases related to sexual exploitation, the Interior Ministry’s secretary of state, Chou Bun Eng, said, during a virtual meeting.
“During the crackdowns, our law enforcement agents had arrested a total of 291 suspects and rescued 721 victims,” she said.
Bun Eng, who is also the permanent vice-chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking, said, as the government was very busy to fight against COVID-19, some opportunists had tried to smuggle people across the border.
“However, the Cambodian government is doing its best to eliminate all forms of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, in order to enhance the respect for human rights, dignity and social justice,” she said.– NNN-AKP

Source: NAM News Network