Police in Bangkok arrest 13 people for allegedly running an online gambling operation

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Police in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district arrested 13 people for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling operation where people could place bets on lottery outcomes. The bust is part of a major crackdown on illegal gambling carried out after Covid-19 outbreaks at gambling dens in Rayong and Chon Buri.

Acting on a search warrant, police raided a home off Soi Nakniwas 24 in Lat Phrao. Police say 13 people, who allegedly ran the operation, were arrested. Officers also seized computers, printers, routers and account books.

A 31 year old man, who Thai media identified as Paweenat, allegedly led the operation for the past 5 months, generating 7.5 million baht, according to police.

People could place bets on the Thai government’s lottery as well as the lotteries in Laos, Hanoi, and Malaysia. People could also bet on stock prices.

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SOURCES: Thaivisa | Daily News

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