12 Arrested For Running Online Casinos In Bangkok & Rayong

Patrol and Special Operation Division

Police have arrested 12 people for allegedly running illegal online casinos in Bangkok and Rayong.

In Bangkok, a crackdown was conducted on Sunday by the Patrol and Special Operation Division, or 191 Police, at a rented house in Soi Lat Phrao 107 of Bang Kapi district.

Police confiscated 8 computers, a money counting machine, 95 passbooks, 19 mobile phones and 6.2 million baht in cash.

A court issued a search warrant after police were tipped off about an illegal online gambling operation on Saturday.

Police then searched the house and arrested a man, identified only as Mr Ae, and 2 women identified as Ms Nee and Ms Cee. All 3 are accused of managing an online gambling system.

Ae reportedly admitted that he and the 2 women were the administrators of about 12 gambling-related websites.

The 3 suspects were kept in police custody and charged with colluding to persuade others to gamble.

In Rayong, the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) raided a commercial building and a house linked to online gambling activities in Nikhom Phatthana district yesterday.

The action was ordered by CCIB commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kornchai Klaiklueng.

The 2 locations are in tambon Makham Khu, where police arrested 4 male and 5 female suspects and seized 10 computers and some mobile phones. The suspects reportedly told police they were hired as customer service administrators.

All 9 are facing a charge of colluding to lure people to gamble. Police are looking into whether the two operations were run by one owner.