Thailand: 18 arrested over online gambling

Thai police raided two houses in Pathum Thani.
Thai police raided two houses in Pathum Thani.

Police in Thailand have arrested 18 people for alleged involvement in an online gambling syndicate that offered betting on football.

Thailand.- Authorities in Thailand have arrested 18 people in raids on two houses in Pathum Thani that were allegedly being used as bases for an online gambling syndicate.

Thailand’s Cyber Police said the syndicate ran online gambling sites and online football betting. According to local media, police seized 16 computers, luxury cars and money. Those arrested were also charged for breaching Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Last month, officers raided a house in Northern Thailand and arrested two men for operating an online gambling website during the 2020 European Football Championship.

Police seized a notebook and desktop computers, 19 bankbooks and 200 grams of marijuana. Those arrested are aged 36 and 22. They are reported to have admitted to working on a site named gothambetvip, which handled between US$313,500 to US$627,000 per month in bets.

Last month, authorities said they had arrested 104 people suspected of running online football betting websitesPolice officers were investigating more than 167 websites for promoting online gambling.

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