Thailand: 1.2bn baht in assets confiscated from gambling operators

Assets were confiscated from three people arrested in connetion with gambling operations.
Assets were confiscated from three people arrested in connetion with gambling operations.

Casino and online gambling is currently illegal in Thailand, and authorities are cracking down on illegal operations.

Thailand.- The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) in Thailand have confiscated assets worth 1.2bn baht from three individuals allegedly involved in illegal gambling.

According to AMLO deputy secretary-general Piyaphan Pingmuang, the assets were confiscated from Siapo Po-arnon, who was arrested last month for allegedly organising illegal online gambling, his mother Banyen Channara and Somchai Jutikitdet, who was arrested last month for allegedly running illegal gambling dens.

The assets listed for seizure include bank accounts, gold jewellery, vehicles, condominium units, houses and blocks of land.

AMLO deputy secretary-general Piyaphan said the office was still collecting evidence and would later submit its case report to public prosecutors, who would decide whether the assets should be seized by the state.

AMLO can withhold the assets of a suspect for up to 90 days.

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