Suspects Arrested as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Cross-Border Job Scam
Hong Kong police have arrested six people linked to a transnational employment scam ring, after receiving dozens of requests for help this year from residents lured to Southeast Asia by high-paying job offers and made to take on illegal work, according to law enforcement authorities and local media reports.
Of the 36 people who sought help, 14 have been confirmed free and safe while the rest are believed to be still trapped without travel documents in Cambodia and Myanmar. The victims had their passports confiscated on arrival and were tortured if they failed to scam others, police said, having fallen prey to offers of high-earning work with low requirements, and some on false promises of romance.
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