Illegal gambling websites busted in Thailand

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) will look into the sites’ financial transactions.

The police forces arrested 16 Thai citizens for allegedly running gambling sites which made around Bt100 million (US$2,846,046) a month.

Thailand.- Police officers arrested 16 Thai citizens and seized 50 computers and accounting books in an alleged “gambling call centre.”

The 10 women and six men under custody were captured for allegedly running illegal gambling websites. Now they face charges of advertising gambling, punishable by up to two years in prison and fines, and money-laundering.

The Police forces have already searched 18 locations across Bangkok in this operation. Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) chief, Pol Maj-General Suphaset Chokchai, told the press that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) will investigate related financial transactions so more accomplices can be arrested.

AMLO chief Pol Colonel Sihanart Prayoonrat announced that the agency had already frozen Bt10 million (US$ 284,604) in 38 bank accounts held by members of the online gambling ring.