Pingtung County prosecutors yesterday said they had indicted four people for their alleged involvement in recruiting people to work for a Cambodia-based telecoms fraud operation.
Three women surnamed Chen (陳), Lai (賴) and Chou (周), and a man surnamed Lin (林), were indicted on Thursday on charges related to organized crime, fraudulently causing someone to leave Taiwan for financial gain and forging documents, prosecutors said.
The suspects allegedly used fake job advertisements promising base salaries of NT$40,000 to lure Taiwanese to Cambodia, they said.
The three female suspects each played different roles, ranging from recruiting new hires to personnel matters, prosecutors added.
However, Lin was responsible for making arrangements in Taiwan before the new hires departed for Cambodia, including providing forged COVID-19 vaccine certificates, which were mandatory for international travel, they said.
Prosecutors have identified 10 people as having been duped by the suspects into going to Cambodia.
After receiving approval from the Pingtung District Court, the four suspects remain in custody pending further investigation, prosecutors said.
Separately yesterday, the Taichung City Police Department said authorities had arrested 36 people following a citywide crackdown on human trafficking.
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