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Crackdown on Migrant Workers Accelerating

Khmer Times - 18 November 2015 - Ten people were arrested yesterday afternoon for working in Cambodia without official documents, immigration police said.

Ten people were arrested yesterday afternoon for working in Cambodia without official documents, immigration police said.


They had been working at a small footwear shop on Street 232 in 7 Makara district, police said, adding that the three women and seven men had been sent to the immigration office for questioning.


Today’s arrest follows two more the day before in which a total of 31 people were detained in Phnom Penh and Kampot province in joint raids conducted by the Immigration and National police.


Major General Uk Heisela, chief investigator at the Ministry of Interior’s Immigration Department, said five Vietnamese men were arrested at a small wood factory in Mean Chey district.


They lacked proper documents to live and work in Cambodia. Another 26 people –19 Vietnamese national and seven Chinese nationals – were arrested in Kampot province.


All were sent to the immigration department for questioning. Immigration police have been cracking down on foreign nationals living and working in Cambodia without legal documents since August last year.


The crackdown has been accelerating since June. Most of those arrested and deported have been Vietnamese nationals.

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