23 South Koreans arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of telecom scam

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 5 (INP): Cambodian police on Friday raided a villa on the northwestern outskirts of Phnom Penh and arrested 23 South Koreans on the suspicion of their involvement in a telecom scam, local media reported.

“Twenty-three South Koreans were detained and more than 20 sets of desktop computers and other materials were seized as evidence,” Lieutenant General Y Sokhy, director of the Interior Ministry’s department for combating terrorism and transnational crimes, was quoted as saying by the Fresh News Service.

He said the suspects will be sent to the court of law for legal action.

In the telecom scam, scammers use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol, a type of internet phone service) from Cambodia to threaten and extort money from victims in South Korea.  


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