FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Over 9,000 arrests so far in World Cup gambling purge

NATIONWIDE: Police have arrested 9,420 people on World Cup gambling charges, including about 8,800 punters, and seized about B42 million in bets during the first 20 days of the tournament.

crimepolice
Agency: Bangkok Post

Thursday 5 July 2018, 12:40PM


Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan (centre right) leads a raid on a World Cup football gambling host at an apartment in Pathum Thani province last month. Police say they have arrested more than 9,400 people on World Cup gambling charges so far. Photo: Bangkok Post / File

Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan (centre right) leads a raid on a World Cup football gambling host at an apartment in Pathum Thani province last month. Police say they have arrested more than 9,400 people on World Cup gambling charges so far. Photo: Bangkok Post / File

Deputy police spokesman Krisana Patanacharoen said yesterday that from June 14 to July 3 police detained 392 people for hosting gambling events, 8,879 gamblers and 149 bookmakers’ agents.

The round-up included 79 online gambling hosts and 169 online gamblers.

Police also seized about B6mn involved in the gambling – B3.83mn in cash and B2.54mn in bank passbooks.

Seized written betting orders totalled B36.03mn.

As the operation against World Cup football gambling continues, police were checking on internet shops, entertainment venues and game shops, Col Krisana said. They were also patrolling banks, ATMs, convenience stores and gold shops to deter people who might turn to crime to recoup gambling losses, he said.

Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan said the number of arrests was already about 5,000 more than during the previous World Cup four years ago, because gamblers had many more channels available to them.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
PM Prayut calls for tourism safety across all forms of transport

Does general Prayut not have a public relation team to keep him on right publicity track? All the ...(Read More)


Call to expedite Prawit probe

Just asking the dealers? Let me laugh. They only can be forced by court order, which the mates of Po...(Read More)


Isolated heavy rain forecast for South, Phuket

And we will see again, small boats ( like the 2 disaster boats) still will sail out. More disaster...(Read More)


Phuket officials inert as fishing boat breaks apart at tourist beach

While the pathetic marine safety officials are proving that Phuket is a dangerous and risky destinat...(Read More)


Phuket marine safety goes on show, efforts to recover last Phoenix disaster body continue

Look like Thai Ind. Standards Marine "Work Vests", the type that will not give one a clear...(Read More)


PM Prayut calls for tourism safety across all forms of transport

Another empty message, imploring Thai officials "to make sure everyone is safe". He does n...(Read More)


Phuket marine safety goes on show, efforts to recover last Phoenix disaster body continue

Re: I hope all bookings are cancelled and tourists never return here. I think it would be better i...(Read More)


Phuket marine safety goes on show, efforts to recover last Phoenix disaster body continue

The governor did put on his marine safety face, coz that day there was on Phuket no volunteer cleani...(Read More)


Phuket marine safety goes on show, efforts to recover last Phoenix disaster body continue

And it also looks like all the bright orange "life vests" are the same toy flotation aids ...(Read More)


Phuket marine safety goes on show, efforts to recover last Phoenix disaster body continue

"The government's efforts to overhaul safety measures across all forms of transport".....(Read More)