Another human trafficking victim returns to Hong Kong
One more Hongkonger who fell victim to the human trafficking scam in Southeast Asia countries has returned to the city from Cambodia, the Security Bureau confirmed on Saturday.
The resident safely returned to Hong Kong on Friday night with the assistance of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the bureau's dedicated task force, a spokesperson said in a statement.
"Since the establishment of the bureau's dedicated task force, a total of 18 assistance seekers have returned to Hong Kong safely under the task force's coordination," he added.
The spokesperson appealed to Hong Kong residents, or family members concerned about missing relatives to contact the Immigration Department as soon as possible.
They may contact and seek help from authorities by:
- using the WhatsApp hotline 5190 8909 dedicated to the matter,
- calling the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the ImmD at (852) 1868,
- calling the 1868 hotline by network data call via the ImmD mobile application, or
- submitting an Online Assistance Request Form
If anyone knows or has received information that there are victims in need of assistance, they should contact the department as soon as possible to secure the safe return of the Hong Kong resident.