A group of 52 alleged gamblers, including Thai, Chinese, Myanmar, and Malaysian nationals, was arrested at an illegal casino located in the basement of a building in the Ratchada area of Bangkok on Saturday night, June 25th.
Bangkok Metropolitan police reported yesterday, June 27th, that the raid was conducted by Sutthisan district police at the casino in the basement of a building in Soi Ratchadaphisek 18, Huai Khwang District, following an internal investigation by the officials.
About 4.3 million baht in cash was discovered, along with pieces of baccarat equipment. A total of 52 gamblers, including 14 Thai, 22 Chinese, 14 Myanmar, and 2 Malaysian nationals, were caught at the scene. Initially, all of them were taken to Sutthisan Police Station for further interrogation and legal proceedings.
Police Major General Jirasan Kaewsang-aek of the Royal Thai Police later clarified to the public that the raid was followed by the police’s internal report and investigation that there may be an illegal casino conducted for foreigners there.
“Police did not intend to conceal the investigation from the public but it was still not clear whether there was really a casino. For now, the police would coordinate with the embassies of those people arrested and proceed with the investigation,” Jirasan added.
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