Connect with us

Thailand

Warrants issued for police over links to online gambling

Published

 on 

Warrants issued for police over links to online gambling | Thaiger

PHUKET MEDIA WATCH

– Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community

Warrants issued for police over links to online gambling
The Nation / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: Arrest warrants have been issued for three suspects, including two police, in connection with an online gambling organization allegedly run by an Indian businessman with ties to disgraced and now-arrested former crime-buster Lt Gen Pongpat Chayaphan.

Gen Pongpat, former commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, and his then-deputy Pol Maj Gen Kowit Wongrungroj were charged on Saturday for their alleged roles in the gambling operation run by Abubakar bin Sulaiman, National Police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri said yesterday.

Gen Pongpat and Gen Kowit are in custody at the Bangkok Remand Prison.

The Abubakar operation reaped around 100 million baht from Thai punters through online betting, and police have found that Gen Pongpat and Gen Kowit had benefited from it, he said.

The three other suspects were identified as Pol Col Worraphoj Pheutphol, Pol Lt Col Songsak Khunsri and Withoon Trakarnphruek.

Gen Pongpat reportedly led police in 2009 to arrest an Indian businessman in 2009 accused of involvement in an online gambling organization with turnover of billions of baht.

Gen Pongpat, then commander of the Crime Suppression Division, arrested property developer Karan Singh Thakral at a luxury condominium on Thong Lor Soi 3. Thakral was then charged with hosting Internet football gambling.

Gen Pongpat, speaking in a press interview, said Thakral, 39, was part of the online gambling network of Abubakar bin Sulaiman.

The network’s turnover is alleged to be more than 3.2 billion baht, with police suspecting that the enterprise was also involved in more unspecified illicit businesses.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Hot News4 mins ago

Suitcase in Japan held different kind of explosives as bomb squad finds sex toys

Crime11 mins ago

The world mourns mass shooting at northeast Thailand daycare centre

Hot News19 mins ago

World’s oldest dog Pebbles dies at age 22

Sponsored29 mins ago

5 reasons why Thailand educators shouldn’t miss Bett Asia in Bangkok this year

Crime22 mins ago

Mass shooting in northeast Thailand: Death toll rises to 37

Thailand40 mins ago

Mass shooting in Thailand 37 killed | GMT

World1 hour ago

Slaughtered Thai grandfather celebrated in street sign

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Hot News1 hour ago

A sickening scene as little ones massacred while sleeping at Thai nursery

Guides15 hours ago

Foodie Zone: Where to get vegan desserts in Bangkok 2022

Thailand16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 36 dead in a mass shooting at a nursery in northeast Thailand

Guides16 hours ago

5 best wine bars in Bangkok offering rich and quality wine

North East16 hours ago

Hip businesses in northeast Thai province offer tasty food and fun experiences

Crime17 hours ago

British CEO arrested at Bangkok Airport over 40 million baht fraud accusations

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 national parks raise entry fees for foreigners by 100%

Bangkok17 hours ago

Ari around invites Ari people to share good deeds through the app.

Press Room17 hours ago

Where to order cannabis/weed in Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending