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.