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Thailand’s Action Taskforce Takes Down Online Gambling Syndicate

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BANGKOK – Officers from Thailand’s Action Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression have taken down an online gambling operation that spanned across six provinces in Thailand.

Immigration Chief, Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn who also heads up the Taskforce  said yesterday that of the 22 suspects, 16 were arrested for alleged links to sbotded.com, sbolucky666.com, sbohero888.com and sure999.com – which reportedly provided people a chance to bet online, their [the websites] combined cash flow is over Bt300 million.

The Nation reports that Pol Lt-Gen. Surachate himself led the raid into a condo in Bangkok, where one of the suspects offering these online services was believed to be based. Of the three suspects arrested at the condo, one told police he was paid up to Bt15,000 a month for finding online gamblers and arranging their credit line.

“All 16 suspects today face gambling and money-laundering charges,” Surachate said, adding that he will nudge the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) to proceed with asset seizure.

“We will investigate further to nail down the masterminds,” he said.