On the 29th of September, our SWAT Team in tandem with local police was successful in preventing a 15-year-old girl from being taken to China and sold for marriage! Not only was she protected, but her traffickers – a man and woman – were arrested at the scene in central Phnom Penh.
This followed a covert operation led by our team after receiving information that the woman had traveled from China to arrange false documentation for girls targeted by the man in order to take them back with her to sell for marriage. The girl shared after her rescued that she was lured by the promise of money for her family.
The girl will receive legal representation from our team and has now been transferred to a partner aftercare center while the suspects will remain in prison until their trial for child trafficking-related offenses.