Cambodia: 173 arrested in a online gambling shop

Cambodia: 173 arrested in a online gambling shop

The 123 men and 50 women were sent home to Thailand after talks between officials of the two countries.

Cambodia.- Local authorities arrested 173 Thai nationals in an online gambling shop in Poipet, Cambodia. They were caught while they were gambling in a shopping near the Donaco’s Star Vegas Casino.

The 123 men and 50 women were sent home to Thailand after talks between officials of the two countries. Four military buses picked them up at the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Bridge and then released them to their families.

In the raid, police found gambling gear,  ten computers and mobile phones. Police chief Ath Khem explained that he had carried out the operation with specialists from the General Department of Immigration. 

“Please ask specialists from the General Department of Immigration because we don’t have the report on the case. I don’t know how further procedures will be implemented,” he said.

There is a big dispute between Donaco and Thai vendors. The initial agreement between the two parts so that the Thau can operate next to the Star Vegas expired in 2017. They didn’t sign other agreement and this ended in a legal battle.

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a circular in August this year to take action against online gambling after he learnt that some foreign criminals had used it as a means to extort money from victims at home and abroad.

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