11 suspects allegedly involved with an online gambling ring arrested in Chonburi, estimated damages worth over 100 million baht

Mueang District, Chonburi

  11 suspects allegedly involved with an online gambling ring were arrested in Chonburi with estimated damages worth over 100 million baht.

Surachit Chingnawan, Director of the Cybercrime Suppression Center Region 2, held a press conference last week to announce the arrest of 11 suspects accused of operating an illegal online gambling website.

According to the announcement, anti-cybercrime police raided a house in the Na Pa subdistrict of Chonburi’s Mueang district on June 29th after tracing digital footprints from Facebook and Youtube advertisements used by the suspects to lure the victims into their illegal gambling websites.

At the house, the officers arrested Yuttachai (last name withheld by law enforcement) who reportedly admitted to owning three gambling websites. He then led the officers to his five offices in Chonburi where 11 more suspects (6 men and 5 women) were apprehended. The officers impounded 10 smartphones, 10 computers, and 4 laptops. The estimated cash flowing into the three websites was around 100 million baht.

All suspects remained in police custody as of press time and were charged under the Gambling Act. Chonburi police proclaimed to wipe out illegal gambling in the province.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.