Thailand’s Tourist Police have announced three South Korean men have been arrested for running an online gambling website in Bangkok. Pol Lt Gen Chettha Komolwantana said the gambling operation made 3 Million Baht a month.
Tourist police armed with a search warrant raided a condominium in the Srikakarin area of Bangkok on Wednesday. Mr. Lee Seungu, 27, Jeong Dawoon, 27, and Kim Yong-tae, 35, all from South Korea were arrested.
Tourist police commissioner Chettha Komolwantana said the trio ran MD-KKK.com. A sports gambling site aimed at South Korean online gamblers . Police also confiscated seven desktop computers, two laptops, 16 monitors, two telephones and five one-time-password code receivers, the Bangkok Post reported.
Pol Lt Gen Chettha said the three men entered the Thailand as tourists about three months ago. They were consequently paid 60,000 baht a month each to look after the Bangkok-based operation.
According to Thai media the gambling site also served about 300 South Korean gamblers. The online gambling website also had monthly turnover of 3 million baht.
The three were charged with illegally colluding in online gambling and also working without a proper visa or permit. Police plan to contact South Korean authorities to expand the investigation.
Four other Koreans arrested for Online Gambling
In October of this year Tourist Police arrested 4 South Korean men for an online gambling. A team of tourist police, armed with a search warrant issued by the Bangkok South Criminal Court. They searched a condominium unit on Sukhumvit Soi 77 in the Phra Khanong Nua area of Watthana district.
The four suspects arrested there were identified as Kim Dongsun, 31; Bae Haeseong, 25; Lee Donggeun, 27; and Shim Woochang, 31.
The website also served customers in South Korea, but the gang used Thailand as a base to run it.
The four were consequently charged with illegally colluding in online gambling. They were handed over to Khlong Ton police for further legal action.