In the Philippines, we uncover the inner workings of human trafficking syndicates who con Chinese nationals into entering the country to work illegally in online gambling operations. Runaways are caught, beaten up and ransomed for huge amounts of money.
The Philippines Senate conducts an inquiry into the illegal activities of these online gambling companies and uncovers a bribery scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Bureau of Immigration. It also reveals how prostitution rings are being run like food delivery businesses on social messaging apps.
Is the Philippines at risk of becoming a hub for the criminal operations of these online gambling companies? And why haven’t the authorities managed to crackdown completely on them?
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About Undercover Asia 8: CNA’s award-winning investigative series Undercover Asia returns for the eighth season to uncover the hard truths in the underbelly of Asia, and help us understand the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced.
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