Thai Police nab Malaysian man over online gambling

BANGKOK (BERNAMA) – Thai police nabbed a Malaysian man for allegedly running an online gambling business in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo.

Deputy police chief of Immigration Division 3 Pol Col Ratchapong Tiasoot said acting on a tip-off, police raided two rented houses and arrested 10 men including a 33-year-old Malaysian and nine Thais in the Aranyaprathet border district, Sa Kaeo on December 17.

“Police seized THB500,000 (MYR67,477) in cash, a luxury car, computers and phone as well as discovered 22 bank accounts that belong to the Malaysian suspect.

“The 33-year-old suspect admitted that he ran an online gambling operation including underground lottery, baccarat, slot as well as football betting,” he said at a press conference yesterday.

Ratchapong said the suspect admitted that he shifted his operation from Cambodia to Thailand in February following the COVID-19 outbreak.