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Cambodia arrests 23 South Koreans over suspected telecom scam

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Phnom Penh: Cambodian police on Friday raided a villa on the outskirts of capital Phnom Penh and arrested 23 South Koreans on the suspicion of their involvement in a telecom scam.  “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, said.

He said the suspects will be sent to the court of law for legal action, Xinhua news agency reported. 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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Published on: Friday, February 05, 2016, 04:14 PM IST
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