Officals linked to illegal gambling dens in Thailand

A panel found government officials to have ignored illegal gambling activities.
A panel found government officials to have ignored illegal gambling activities.

Public employees allegedly allowed illegal gambling activities to remain in operation.

Thailand.- A special panel has linked ten police officers and Provincial Government administrative officials to two gambling dens in the coastal city of Rayong.

Headed by former permanent secretary of justice Chanchao Chaiyanukit, the panel found that the ten public employees had colluded to allow illegal gambling to remain in operation.

Chanchao said anti-money laundering laws will be used to prosecute the officials, who have not been named.

The panel will present its findings to the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha by February 12.

Back in April last year, authorities found that hundreds of people were breaking lockdown measures in the country to drink and gamble.

An investigation found 87 gatherings, while 568 people left their houses during curfew hours.

Meanwhile, an illegal gambling operation conducted from shipping containers in the Pong Nam Ron district was raided by authorities last week.

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