The first wave of crackdown on human trafficking and online fraud shows that the criminal industry is becoming increasingly international, and its sources are not limited to this, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) said today.Southeast AsiaWhose fraud centers are as far away as Latin America.
Interpol said law enforcement agencies in more than 20 countries raided hundreds of trafficking and smuggling hotspots in October this year, Reuters reported. It is understood that many of them were used to traffic victims for online fraud, with the scale of corporate operations. Victims are often subjected to physical violence.
Interpol said the coordinated operation resulted in hundreds of arrests and showed the “expanding geographical footprint” of the crime, in which Malaysians were lured to Peru with good job offers; And the Ugandans were taken to Dubai and then deported there.Thailandand Myanmar, where he was held captive by gun-toting guards and forced to learn how to defraud bankers.
While the majority of cases still occur in Southeast Asia, Interpol’s assistant director for vulnerable populations, Rosemary Nalubega, said in a statement: “This practice is spreading, bringing victims to other continents, even to Latin America Also coming from. New scam center.”
This phenomenon occurs in Southeast Asia,United NationsIt said millions of people have been trafficked by criminal groups and forced to work in fraud centers and other illegal online activities that have emerged in recent years.
The United Nations says the fast-growing fraud centers generate billions of dollars in revenue every year.
A Reuters investigation last month detailed the emergence of criminal activity and money operations, examining how a crypto account registered in Thailand in the name of a Chinese national received data from a crypto wallet that was accessed by a The American blockchain analytics firm was linked to a scam. Dollar; One of the victims was a US citizen.
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