Suspects arrested in Chonburi for allegedly operating illegal online gambling websites generating more than 100 million baht

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaron / Top News

Chonburi –

Two suspects have been arrested in the Mueang Chonburi district earlier this week for allegedly operating illegal online gambling websites with more than 100,000 members and generating more than 100 million baht per month.

A team from the Police Cyber Taskforce, the Region 2 Police, and the Saensuk Police raided a small home in a housing estate in the Saensuk sub-district after an extended investigation.

Two suspects, who were named to the Thai press as Mr. Suttiphat Sansap, 34, and Mr. Jessasda Sakunsapniyom, 29, were arrested at the house

The two suspects allegedly admitted to police that they were hired as admins of the online gambling websites ‘JOKER898TH’ and ‘OMG777’. However, the two suspects claimed to not know who exactly hired them or how to reach them, stating that business was conducted through secure internet messaging applications.

The websites have more than 100,000 members and generated more than 100 million baht per month from members according to Region 2 Police. The two admins stated they received a salary of only 15,000 baht per month.

They were taken to the Saensuk Police Station for further legal action while police are continuing their investigation to find their employers.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.