Online gambling raid nets three arrests, seizes over 920,000 baht

The police carried out a sequence of raids on properties in both Bangkok and Loei on Saturday, apprehending three people underneath doubtful circumstances, allegedly tied to the operation of online gambling websites.
Deputy National Police Chief Roy Ingkapairote yesterday revealed that these arrests were the handiwork of the Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) who’d been impressed by suspicious activities linked to several on-line playing websites, amongst which was outstanding.
The arrested on-line gambling trio, christened by law enforcement solely as Suchanan, Oranee, and Natthawat, found themselves the primary focus of the crackdown.
The enforcers managed to round up substantial proof, hauling away 100 financial institution passbooks, 55 ATM cards, 30 cellphones and a hefty amount of cash counting as a lot as 920,000 baht. Private of electronics like laptops and iPads adopted suit, along with a powerful white Toyota car, with an estimated 1 million baht price ticket.
Roy affirms that a multitude of customers, to the tune of fifty,000 have been discovered to be indulging in these online playing websites, the whole money flow of which added up to over 100 million baht.
All detainees have now been slapped with a sequence of charges, including incitement of on-line playing activities alongside affiliation with money laundering practices.
Roy further elaborated that several on-line playing scams, prevalent in northern components, appeared to have the suspects’ fingerprints all over them, leading officers to levy extra charges underneath the Royal Decree on Cyber Crime Prevention and Suppression.
In addition to the upcoming investigation, the Anti-Money Laundering Office will obtain a notification to freeze the questionable belongings of those suspects, further deepening the probe.
The sequence of latest arrests trod a path similar to the apprehension of the infamous Pongsiri Thanratchawongsuek, also recognized as Boss Than, captured in Phayao on June 20. Pongsiri, chairman of the Lamphun Warriors Football Club, discovered himself in hot water over allegations of helming the illegal on-line playing site,
Investigations found that his web site was fraudulent by design, permitting users to gamble by simply scanning a QR code displayed on the Line cellular application.
Under the scope of these online playing arrests, Pongsiri’s website was revealed to host a whopping 40,704 customers whilst garnering 7,017 followers on Line..

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