Last month, a successful rescue mission resulted in six rescues and one arrest in Cambodia. Officers raided a massage parlor in central Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The “massage parlor” was just an alias – it was actually an active brothel behind closed doors.
Makeshift bedrooms inside the brothel
Police enter one of the makeshift bedrooms to search for evidence
This mission’s success was due to the efforts of the Phnom Penh Department of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) with support from Agape International Mission (AIM) SWAT officers.
On the night of the rescue, the officers found out that this brothel had been regularly selling minors. Although she denied it, the manager of the massage parlor was profiting from these sales. She has now been charged with child sex trafficking.
Soon after the rescue, the survivors were brought to wonderful AIM aftercare homes to begin their healing process. They have also been provided with free legal counsel for the court process thanks to the AIM legal team’s generosity.
Training by O.U.R. Jump Team Members with the AHTJPP and AIM SWAT
We are grateful for these teams’ efforts in rescuing and rehabilitating these survivors, and for putting another trafficker behind bars.
O.U.R.’s partner Agape International Missions (AIM) does a lot of work in Cambodia to save victims of trafficking. Operation Sun Bear was another operation in Phnom Penh that resulted in three rescues and two arrests. Read the full story here.
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