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

Police arrest 49 in two raids on same Phuket casino

PHUKET: Police have arrested a total of 49 people for illegal gambling in two separate raids on a casino operating in Phuket Town.

crimepoliceproperty
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 06:02PM


Police arrested 49 people in two separate raids on the same casino in Phuket Town on July 6 and July 10. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Police arrested 49 people in two separate raids on the same casino in Phuket Town on July 6 and July 10. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Last Friday (July 6), police raided a warehouse on Soi Chumchon Seang Suk, Lim Sui Ju Rd in Phuket Town after receiving a tip-off it was used for illegal gambling.

During the raid police arrested 26 people and seized various gambling-related items.

Then at 10:30pm on Tuesday (July 10), Siwach Rawangkul of the Phuket Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) and Maj Manus Wongkaew of the Phuket City Police carried out a raid on the same property after learning it was once again being used for illegal gambling.

QSI International School Phuket

During this raid police arrested 26 people for illegal gambling and seized various gambling-related items. However, some gamblers also managed to avoid arrest by felling the scene..

All those arrested were taken to Phuket City Police Station and charges with gambling without permission.

Police believe that the casino had been set up at a time when police would be busy dealing with the boating incidents off Phuket. However, they have said they will continue their investigation as to who is behind the operation.

 

 

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)