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Gangs forcing hundreds of thousands of people into cybercrime.

Gangs forcing hundreds of thousands of people into cybercrime.

On August 29, the United Nations released a report saying that hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asian countries, including Myanmar, have been trafficked and forced to work for online scamming operations. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said, "Enslaved people are not criminals, they are victims.” Reliable sources estimate that more than 120,000 people in Myanmar and 100,000 people in Cambodia are being coerced into online scamming operations.

In this report, the exact number of victims depends on the response of the authorities in the respective countries. In this human trafficking, the report also states that the Philippines and Thailand are intermediary countries. Additionally, most of the victims of human trafficking are people living in Southeast Asian countries, Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong, and African and Latin American countries. Most of them are men and young people.

The growth of these money laundering gangs is due to the stoppage of operations after the outbreak of COVID-19. It is said that there has been an increase in the number of casinos since they were closed. Reportedly, money laundering gangs operate in the border areas of countries where there are political and military conflicts and do not need much space than gambling circles.


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