Saraburi: 36 gamblers caught red-handed in midnight raid

Photo courtesy of Pattaya News

Acting on reports of clandestine gambling, officers from the Thai Crime Suppression Division surrounded a nondescript house, launching a blitz operation in Nong Don, Saraburi on Monday, March 25.

Inside the unassuming residence, dozens of gamblers huddled around tables, engrossed in their illicit card games. In a matter of moments, 36 individuals found themselves in handcuffs.

As the interrogation commenced, startling revelations emerged. The gambling den had only come into existence a mere two days prior, a clandestine gathering spot for those seeking thrills and quick cash.

Facing charges of illegal gambling without permission, the gamblers were swiftly escorted to the Nong Don police station for legal proceedings, reported Pattaya News.

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In related news, a gambling den in Ratsada, north of Phuket Town, was raided by the Phuket Provincial Police and Phuket City Police in the early hours of March 20, resulting in the arrest of four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian. The operation, which was executed following an insider tip-off, occurred at a site on Thepkrasattri Road in Moo 6, Ratsada, in the vicinity of the main SuperCheap branch.

The Ukrainian was found acting as the dealer, while the three Russian nationals were engaged in a game of poker. Another Russian national was observed exchanging betting chips for cash. During the raid, the police confiscated betting chips worth 647,525 baht.

In other news, a major illegal gambling den, with daily transactions estimated at 100 million baht, was raided by the Department of Provincial Administration in Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi Province. The operation, which took place on March 19, resulted in approximately 300 gamblers being detained.

The clandestine establishment, disguised as a single-story warehouse in the Bang Mae Nang sub-district, was fortified with three layers of steel doors. Once breached, police discovered numerous gambling rooms with tables for baccarat, dice, and other games. Over 60 CCTV cameras were installed to monitor the activities within.

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