Twelve Nigerians arrested for passport forgery, human trafficking

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Twelve Nigerians arrested for passport forgery, human trafficking

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:20 am

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Twelve Nigerians have been arrested in Phnom Penh for allegedly forging passports and visas allowing people to stay in Cambodia.

Interior Ministry chief migration investigator Uk Heisela said the 12 were arrested after immigration police raided rented villas in Teuk Thla commune between Sunday and Tuesday.

“They were accused of forging public documents and human trafficking,” he said.

A police officer with the ministry said the suspects trafficked other Nigerians to live in Cambodia illegally last year.
They forged public documents by producing the fake passports and extended visas to stay in Cambodia.
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Re: Twelve Nigerians arrested for passport forgery, human trafficking

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:15 pm

Four Nigerians Arrested, Grilled Over Trafficking of Countrymen
April 18, 2017
Four Nigerian men have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and possession of fake documents after immigration police raided two Phnom Penh neighborhoods, officials said.

A dozen Nigerians were nabbed in the raids conducted in Pur Senchey and Sen Sok districts, but eight were not involved in trafficking and would not face charges, said Uk Heisela, chief of investigations at the Interior Ministry’s immigration department. However, the eight had expired visas and would be deported, he added.

The four arrested men had acted as recruitment agents and persuaded Nigerians to come to Cambodia based on false promises of high-paying jobs, with some alleged victims paying up to $25,000, he said.
[He said that] since around October, an influx of Nigerians had been left penniless and stranded after spending all of their savings on the scam.
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