Through a brief investigation, these people confirmed that most of them illegally entered Cambodia via the southern provinces’ border areas. After entering the country, they worked at casinos.
Many of these workers had previously worked at Cambodian casinos under the management of Chinese men in areas bordering the provinces of Tay Ninh and Long An. After that, they were handed over to a casino in Sampeou Poun Commune, Kaoh Thom District, Kandal Province.
Due to overtime working without salary and rest, the people found a way to escape from Cambodia.
The Long Binh border gate station in collaboration with local authorities and An Phu District Police mobilized a rescue team to search the missing one, performed Covid-19 rapid test for the 40 people, and temporarily took them to the Community Education Center in Da Phuoc Commune, An Phu District for rest and clarification.