CAMBODIA DEPORTS 26 THAI TELECOM EXTORTION SCAMMERS
Last Updated: 2018-12-22
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PHNOM PENH, Dec 22 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Saturday deported 26 Thai nationals, including nine women, after they had served a 10-month sentence here for extorting money from Thai people via the Internet, a senior immigration police said.

"We expelled them to Thailand through the Poipet International Border Checkpoint and the Thai authorities had come to get them," Lt. Gen. Ouk Hai Seila, chief of the investigation and procedure department at the General Department of Immigration, told Xinhua.

He said the gang was arrested during a joint Cambodian and Thai police operation in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville in February for allegedly extorting money from people in Thailand via the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol, a type of Internet phone service).

A Cambodian court had sentenced them to 10 months in prison and ordered their deportation after they had completed their jail term. -- NNN-XINHUA