Surat Thani police crackdown on Euro 2024 illegal gambling

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Surat Thani police chief launched an intensive crackdown on illegal gambling related to the Euro 2024 football tournament to ensure public safety and prevent citizens from falling victim to gambling activities.

The event took place outside the Surat Thani Provincial Police Headquarters in Khun Thale, Mueang District. The provincial police commander, Police Major General Soempun Sirikong, led the operation, emphasising the proactive approach of the Royal Thai Police and Provincial Police Region 8.

The gathering included officers from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board Region 8, Surat Thani provincial police, military personnel, administrative officers, representatives from government agencies, relevant organisations, and volunteers, totalling 250 participants.

Soempun spoke at the event, underlining Surat Thani’s law enforcement agencies’ commitment to preventing illegal gambling.

“This operation showcases our commitment to law enforcement and public safety. We are ready to dedicate ourselves to maintaining order and security, especially during the Euro 2024 football tournament, which is widely broadcast on television and social media platforms.”

The Euro 2024 tournament, formally known as the 17th UEFA European Championship, attracts massive viewership, which often leads to increased gambling activities. The police are particularly concerned about the potential involvement of students and the general public in illegal betting.

The crackdown aims to prevent illegal gambling and protect vulnerable groups from falling prey to such activities. Police are focusing on thorough planning and execution to ensure the safety of both law enforcement personnel and the public, reported KhaoSod.

In separate news, a 23 year old man from Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Province, filed a complaint against a police officer who allegedly assaulted him in his home. The incident occurred at 6.46pm yesterday, June 24, while the man was cleaning his dog’s kennel.

Yanason (surname withheld) reported that while he was cleaning, Chakraphan (surname withheld), a police sergeant from Raman Police Station in Yala, approached him. Startled, Yanason ran into his house, but Chakraphan followed and allegedly struck him twice on the neck and kicked his leg once.

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