PHNOM PENH, — Thirty Cambodian victims of human trafficking were repatriated to Cambodia on Tuesday after they were deceived to work illegally in Indonesia, a government’s statement said.
The statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the 30 Cambodian victims, who were repatriated on Tuesday, were part of the total 65 victims who were deceived by human traffickers to work illegally in Indonesia for months or years.
However, the statement said, the second group of another 30 will be repatriated on Dec. 12 and the remaining five will come back later.
According to the statement, the repatriation was made possible after full cooperation between the Cambodian government and the government of Indonesia with the help of the International Organization of Migration.
It said all the 65 victims were rescued in Maluku Province in Indonesia.