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6 senior police transferred after Bangkok gambling raid

Caitlin Ashworth

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A Bangkok police chief and 5 senior officers have been transferred for alleged negligence of duty following a gambling den raid in Bangkok’s Laksi area. The Metropolitan Police Bureau will investigate to determine whether the officers had any involvement in the illegal gambling operation.

Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau raided the venue in the Thung Song Hong area and arrested 94 people for allegedly gambling and violating the Emergency Decree prohibiting unauthorised gatherings.

Following the raid the police chief and 5 senior officers at the Thung Song Hong police station were transferred to inactive posts for the duration of the investigation. Those officers include:

  • Chief of the Metropolitan Police Division 2 Pattana Phetsayanawin
  • Chief of Thung Song Hong station Krisanaphon Phetsodsil
  • Investigation chief Natthapong Rongkorkerd
  • Investigation deputy chief Surin Phurit
  • Crime suppression chief Kittiphot Inchan
  • Crime suppression deputy chief Thanisorn Boonmaen

The national police chief, Suwat Jangyodsuk, ordered a crackdown on gambling to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after the recent outbreak at a Rayong gambling den.

Police say they were tipped off about an illegal gambling venue in Bangkok’s Laksi district in the Thung Song Hong area. Out of the 94 people arrested, 27 of them allegedly operated the gambling den.

The suspects were taken to the Thung Song Hong police station and scheduled to be tested for Covid-19 by officials from the Department of Disease Control.

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Bangkok Post

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    Maag

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Ripoux !

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    Francis

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:58 am

    When will Thai people learn the art of color matching? Just because you like blue and yellow doesn’t mean those colors looks good together;-)

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      Chipemberi

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      Sciving off from work.. That gamble didn’t pay off

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    Keith

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:18 am

    they only have to wait a few months and they will be quietly reinstated

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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