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Police arrest 3 Chon Buri gamblers for violating Covid-19 emergency decree – VIDEO

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: Pu Kerd Malui / The Pattaya News

Police in the eastern province of Chon Buri have arrested 3 gamblers, accused of violating the Covid-19 emergency decree. Officers were responding to a tip-off from a member of the public concerned about the spread of the virus.

VIDEO: Thai Rath

The Pattaya News reports that the arrests took place at a property in the Baan Suan sub-district. Officers arrived to find 3 people drinking alcohol, who denied they were gambling. However, a subsequent search by police revealed that the 3 were carrying cards and dice.

They were taken into custody and have confessed to gambling offences. They face charges of illegal gambling and violating the Covid-19 emergency decree. The penalty for violating the decree is a fine of up to 100,000 baht and/or up to 2 years’ imprisonment.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    The police are really grubbing for money now. Three!
    Are they really a covid risk?
    Did they lock them in the cell, or with six others?
    Or do the covid risk not apply when they are captured?

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      dispensed

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      This is like living in the middle ages (or in Singapore). The media shaming of people’s routine leisure activities as selfish and dangerous has become equivalent to pillorying.

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    Gosport

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    That is not gamble in Thailand, that map style gambling is Cambodian style.

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