Thailand: 5 arrested for illegal online gambling

Police carried out a raid in Bangkok.
Police carried out a raid in Bangkok.

Officers in Bangkok carried out a raid and dismantled an illegal gambling ring located in a condominium.

Thailand.- Five people have been arrested after police raised an illegal gambling operation at a condominium in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district. According to officers, those arrested, aged between 25 to 28 years old, were operating a website for online gambling.

The Bangkok Post reported that during the raid, police seized computers, monitors, wi-fi routers and eight mobile phones. The illegal gambling ring allegedly generated nearly 2m baht a month in revenue.

One of those arrested said the illegal gambling hub was previously operating in Cambodia. It moved to Thailand due to the Covid-19 pandemic but was planning to return to Cambodia by the end of December.

In October, police arrested 30 people for alleged involvement in an illegal gambling venue located at a resort in the Takean Tia sub-district of Bang Lamung. In November, it was also revealed 103 Thai citizens were rescued from a Chinese-run online gambling ring. 

According to a Thai police official responsible for overseeing anti-human trafficking operations, Thai and Cambodian officials cooperated in an operation in the southern Cambodian province of Pursat.

Roy Ingkaroj, deputy national police chief, told Khmer Times: “When Thai officials learned of the incident, we contacted Cambodian security forces in Pursat and the Thai embassy to rescue them. On the morning of Nov. 23, they rescued 103.”

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