SHAH ALAM: Police will soon be interviewing the 47 Malaysians who were recently freed from detention in Cambodia, says Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
They could be victims of human trafficking, said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
“We will give them some time to rest and be with their families. Soon we will get their statements.
“We want to know how they were brought there, what promises were made to them and so on,” he said.
“Police have already begun collecting information on the case.
“The case is being investigated under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act.”
Noor Rashid said this after awarding the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara to 318 policemen during a ceremony at the state police headquarters yesterday.
The 47 had been detained in Poi Pet, Cambodia, since Dec 11. They were suspected of being involved in online gambling activities.
It is believed that they were victims of a human-trafficking syndicate which lured them by promising high-paying jobs.