60 Indians Rescued from Job Scam in Sihanoukville 

The Indian Ambassador met Sihnoukville authorities on May 21. Photo: Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh Facebook

PHNOM PENH – Sixty Indian victims of alleged scam operations in Preah Sihanouk province have been rescued and evacuated to Phnom Penh. 

The Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh will help with travel documents for their repatriation.

The embassy had been contacted earlier by several Indians, including the ones who had been evacuated from a place called “Jinbei-4” on May 20.

Ambassador Devyani Khobragade thanked the authorities for their action to rescue the Indians and asked for continued cooperation on such matters. The Embassy considered this a positive example of India-Cambodia cooperation to protect each other’s interests. 

“Thanks Cambodian police for extending full support in rescuing and repatriating our Indian citizens,” the embassy said on its Facebook.

Indian embassy officials met the Indial victims of the job scam in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo_ The Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh Facebook

In response, the authorities assured the ambassador of their full support in taking action for the safety of the Indians. 

Meanwhile,  the embassy also team set up a temporary control room at Sihanoukville from May 21 to 23, extending help for other Indians facing difficulties or wishing to return to India.

It urged Indians seeking jobs in Cambodia to be cautious and not fall for unauthorized agents, and to not use their tourist visa improperly such as for work. 

“They have also been advised to not undertake illegal cybercrimes and reach out to the embassy and Cambodian hotline numbers,” the embassy said. 

To date, more than 360 Indian nationals have been rescued and repatriated through the embassy’s intervention. 

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