Thai police to seize rare Lamborghini from alleged ‘macau888’ gambling network kingpin

Thailand’s cyber police say they will seize a super rare Lamborghini owned by the alleged owner of the illegal online gambling network ‘macau888‘ today.

The Lamborghini Mad Bull Liberty Walk Aventador V2 is one of only 50 in the world with an estimated value of 37 – 44 million baht. It is the only one in Thailand.

The ‘Liberty Walk’ exterior cost an extra 3 million baht, bringing the total value of the car up to at least 40 million, said police.

The Criminal Court issued arrest warrants against 13 suspects related to the network, including alleged owner Chaiwat “Benz Daemon” Kajornboonthavorn, who is believed to have fled to Hong Kong to avoid arrest.

The arrest warrants outline charges such as persuading others to gamble, advertising gambling, and money laundering.

The crackdown on the gambling website follows allegations made on Facebook in January by TV actress Arisara “Due” Thongborisut. She alleged that Benz Daemon is one of four “brothers” operating the site.

Police made eight arrests relating to the macau888 gambling network so far. However, when they entered Benz Daemon’s condo in Bangkok’s Wattana district, he was nowhere to be found.

CCTV footage pictures Benz leaving the condo on Thursday. Police believe he is in Hong Kong. Two other female suspects are also believed to have fled, one to Cambodia.

Police raided a warehouse in the Krungthep Kreetha area after learning that Benz Daemon uses it as a luxury car storage facility, seizing the 7th out of 50 Lamborghini Mad Bull Liberty Walk Aventador V2s ever made.

Deputy national police chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol led a cyber police taskforce to launch a crackdown in 30 locations connected to the macau888 network at 1am yesterday.

Police raided an entertainment venue on Bangkok’s Royal City Avenue allegedly being used to launder profits from the website.

Police found a bag of ketamine on the floor and shut down the venue for 30 days.

At this stage, it is not yet clear how much money is in circulation in the macau888 gambling network.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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