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Thai crocodile farmers want trade restrictions relaxed

Nov. 12, 2022 00:17 AM EST

SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — Crocodile farmers in Thailand are suggesting a novel approach to saving the country’s dwindling number of endangered wild crocodiles. They want to relax regulations on cross-border trade of the reptiles and their parts to boost demand for products made from ones...

Indian workers rescued from job scams in Southeast Asia

Oct. 07, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Friday said it has rescued about 130 Indian workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia after they were lured by agents for fake job opportunities in the information technology sector in Thailand. Arindam Bagchi, the External Affairs Ministry...

21 more Malaysian scam victims return from Cambodia, Laos

Oct. 06, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — An additional 21 Malaysians rescued from human traffickers in Cambodia and Laos returned home on Thursday, as the government intensified efforts to locate scam victims reported missing abroad. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, who met some of the...

Police in Laos seize meth pills in one of biggest busts

Sep. 24, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Laos have made their third largest seizure ever of methamphetamine, confiscating a haul of 33 million tablets along with 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, an official with the U.N. anti-crime agency said Saturday. The huge bust...

Malaysian dad pleads help for scam victims after son died

Sep. 21, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The parents of a Malaysian man who died after falling prey to a human trafficking scheme appealed Wednesday to the government to rescue other scam victims trapped in Myanmar and Cambodia, saying they hoped there would be no more fatalities. ...