Region 5 police launch major crackdown on gambling ahead of World Cup

Chiang Mai Region 5 police have launched a major campaign targeting illegal gambling during the forthcoming Football World Cup in Russia starting tomorrow, June 14.

At a gathering of over 200 officers, volunteers, students and the general public, Major General Pithaya Siriruk, Deputy Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5 told the audience that children, youth and the general public in Chiang Mai should not gamble on football games as it is illegal, results in the loss of property, encourages other crimes, affects the peace of society as a whole and is very damaging.

The government is concerned about this issue,” the Major General said, “and the policy is clear – do not let children and young people gamble through promoting public awareness of the offense. This includes informational channels about the hacking, football betting and football predictions.”

Police in Nan, along with 38th Army District military officers also announced a crackdown on illegal crime during the World Cup June 8.

Those who witness illegal gambling are advised to contact police on 191.

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