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

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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 notable oyster restaurant owner, Jaa Aroi Jee.

The arrest of Sasithon, who had previously evaded capture, followed a special case warrant issued on June 23, for her alleged involvement in organizing illegal gambling and money laundering. During the arrest, the officers informed Sasithon of the charges and her rights under the Criminal Procedure Code, Article 83, Paragraphs one and two.

They also notified her of the continuous video and audio recording during her capture and detention until she was handed over to the special case investigators, as stipulated in Article 22, Paragraph one of the Act on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance 2022, reported KhaoSod.

The DSI then coordinated with the narcotics case investigators, who are responsible for the special case, to take over the process according to the law. The special case number 5/2023 involves the owner of the oyster restaurant Jaa Aroi Jee and her husband, along with their associates.

They are accused of owning the online gambling website and laundering money from the online gambling site AK47XXX among others. This case was forwarded to the prosecutor on September 8.

In related news, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) arrested gambling kingpin Pakapoom, a top executive of one of the three largest online gambling networks in Thailand, UFA. At just 29 years old, Pakapoom managed over 80 accounts, circulating more than 10 billion baht. The arrest was announced yesterday by Suraya Singhamon, the DSI Director. Read more about this story HERE.

In other news, police swooped on a gambling den in the Don Mueang district of Bangkok and arrested 44 gamblers yesterday, November 21. Officers had raided the place over 10 times in the past but the gambling den continued to operate. Read more about this story HERE.

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