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  • Thailand News

    Thai police to tackle illegal football betting during Euro 2024

    The Royal Thai Police is taking significant measures to combat illegal football betting ahead of the UEFA EURO 2024. The National Police Chief’s Office will establish prevention and suppression centres nationwide, urging strict enforcement against all forms of gambling. A preparatory meeting chaired by the Assistant National Police Chief, Akharadej Phimonsri was held yesterday at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters.…

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    Rolling the dice: Thai sting nabs duo in high-stakes gambling bust

    The Thai authorities apprehended a 34 year old man and a 19 year old woman in a sophisticated sting operation targeting an illegal online gambling ring that reportedly saw monthly transactions averaging 50 million baht per month. Kittinan The coordinated search led by Major General Warawut Wattanakornbancha, head of the Special Branch Police, along with his team, spanned four locations…

  • Crime News

    Thai police dismantle major illegal online gambling rings

    Thai police delivered a significant blow to the online gambling industry with the dismantling of two major illegal betting websites. The operation, dubbed ZERO BET, saw the seizure of nearly 10 million baht (US$270,000) in cash and luxury assets, including high-end vehicles like Lamborghinis and BMWs, totalling over 60 million baht (US$1.6 million) in value. The investigation revealed an annual…

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    Thai police dismantle 700 million baht online gambling ring

    Thai police dismantled a substantial online gambling operation, discovering that three residential properties were used to facilitate the illegal activity. The raid led to the apprehension of the site’s owner and several administrators, revealing a vast network that had been operational for seven years with financial transactions exceeding 700 million baht. Today, April 25, a combined force of high-ranking police…

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    Chiang Mai: DSI arrests woman in high-profile online gambling case

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) arrested a woman in connection with a high-profile online gambling case. The DSI today targeted a skincare clinic in the heart of Chiang Mai and apprehended Sasithon (surname withheld), who is linked with the bank account advertised on the online gambling website of the renowned AK47XXX network. The AK47XXX network is owned by the…

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    Immigration Bureau begins crackdown on foreign criminal networks

    In a significant crackdown on foreign criminal elements operating within Thailand’s borders, the Immigration Bureau arrested 17 suspects involved in an online gambling racket and a luxurious residence takeover. The law enforcement operation, executed at around 2.30am on July 6, targeted international factions operating from Thailand, following an elaborate investigation by the Immigration Bureau. Spurred by intelligence from Samut Prakan…

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    Thai businessman KengLai Prang charged with promoting illegal online gambling

    In a joint operation by the Thai Royal Police and the Department of Special Investigations (DSI), prominent Thai businessman KengLai Prang, who rose to fame after starring in the award-winning movie titled ‘A Prayer before Dawn’, has been arrested and charged with promoting illegal online gambling activities. The arrest comes after an extensive investigation into the illicit gambling operations in…

  • Crime News

    Police raids uncover gambling network tied to Thai actress’ husband

    A luxury home belonging to the husband of Thai actress Yardthip Rajpal was among 17 locations raided by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) police and police commandos in Bangkok and surrounding provinces today. The raids were part of a crackdown on suspected online gambling networks. Phuket hotelier and businessman Mek Rama, who owns the targeted home in Soi Yothin…

  • Crime News

    No more fines for vaping in Thailand, claims Chuwit

    Smoking E-cigarettes, or vaping, is illegal in Thailand. But the crime will no longer carry fines or penalties following recent news of police extorting vapourising tourists, said controversial Thai politician and “tub tycoon” Chuwit Kamolvisit after a phone call with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Police will continue confiscating E-cigarettes, but the vapouriser will not be punished, said Chuwit. Vaping, which…

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    Big Joke leads petition to oust NACC over corruption claims

    Thailand’s suspended Deputy National Police Chief, Police General Surachet Hakparn, known as Big Joke, initiated a campaign in Pattaya to gather signatures for the removal of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The event, held yesterday at the J A Plus Hotel, aimed to address accusations of corruption, unexplained wealth, and severe ethical breaches against the NACC. Big Joke highlighted the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket power play: Deputy PM aims to dismantle influential figures

    A campaign to dismantle the influence of Thai and foreign powerful figures in Phuket has been launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Anutin Charnvirakul. The initiative was announced before an assembly of 550 officers yesterday at the Phuket Provincial Police Station, aiming to disrupt any criminal networks promoted by said figures. As the campaign’s primary aim…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand mulls over legalising casinos to boost economy

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin advocated for the establishment of entertainment complexes housing casinos in the country. The 62 year old prime minister stated his belief yesterday, March 28, that legalising casinos could potentially extinguish illegal gambling dens and divert gamblers’ money towards the state. The Thai PM further added that these complexes would operate under proper regulations, leading to…

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    Foreign felons fall: Immigration Bureau’s busts net 25 international suspects in Thailand’s crime crackdown

    Immigration Bureau officers yesterday announced a number of successful operations against foreign criminals in Thailand. The Immigration Bureau managed to arrest 25 foreign suspects in five major cases. The first case was the arrest of a 31 year old Swiss man named Jonathan who managed to evade a drug charge in Switzerland and sought refuge in Thailand. The authorities apprehended…

  • World News

    ‘Rescued’ scammers return home from Cambodia

    The group of seven ‘rescued’ scammers who returned home from Cambodia had begged, live on air, to be rescued from a different set of scammers – this time Cambodian / Chinese. The two men and five women crossed the border in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district on Tuesday evening, escorted by Thai embassy staff and Cambodian security officials. Only four had…

  • Crime News

    Police raids shut down online network of casinos across 7 provinces

    Police have shut down a network of online casinos in raids that took place across 7 provinces, with 19 suspects arrested and cash and other goods seized. In total, 8 online casino networks in 7 provinces have been shut down, with police apprehending 19 out of a total 22 suspects. Thai PBS World reports that the raids took place in…

  • Phuket News

    Million-baht-a-month lottery ring busted, three arrested

    PHANG NGA: Police yesterday arrested two women and a man for allegedly running an underground lottery operation in Phuket’s neighboring province Phang Nga. The arrests were made at a staff housing unit at Banglam ‘Health Promoting Hospital’ in Takuathung District. The three suspects are Kamol Tongdeeying, 48, a palm oil farmer; Cholthida Makkhum, 35, an accountant;; and Pornthip Jankham, 31,…