CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s Immigration police raided three online gambling dens and arrested 13 Koreans for allegedly operating them in Muang Chiang Mai after they received a tip that the places were being used as illegal online casinos for a Korean transnational cybercrime gang.
The raids by 50 Immigration Police Officers led to the arrests of 13 Koreans, 12 males and a woman, and seizeure of 25 computers along with South Korean bank books with large amounts of money transactions.
They found accounts and had names of football teams in Britain’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and other countries as account names. Names of major American basketball and American football teams.
Immigration Officials also found notebooks with betting details worth around Bt170,000.
Police said the suspects arrived in Thailand early this month and paid 60,000 baht a month rent for each house.
Police noted that the gang had run a gambling website which had more than 10,000 customers.