Six alleged members of online betting ring arrested in Bangkok
Police are questioning six alleged members of the 888Point (Eaddy) gambling network after their arrest in Bangkok. (Photo: Wassayos Ngamkham)
Police arrested six people accused of being part of an online gambling ring and seized cash and other assets worth around 46 million baht.
Five women and one man are in custody after Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) officers raided a house in Bangkok that was allegedly used to operate online gambling website 888Point (Eaddy) , said Pol Maj Gen Trairong Phiewphan, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau. .
Cash in US dollar banknotes worth approximately 8 million baht, coins worth 194,000 baht, bank accounts containing 25.5 million baht, 104 computers and mobile phones and other items were seized, for a combined total of around 35 million baht.
Other seized assets worth approximately 11 million baht included a house in Klong Sam Wa district in Bangkok, a bedroom condominium in Muang district in Nonthaburi, a bedroom condominium in Kannayao district in Bangkok and four cars. The cash and other seized assets had a combined value of 46 million baht, Pol Maj Gen Trairong said.
The six suspects were charged with collusion in the operation of gambling and money laundering.
Members of the 888Poing (Eaddy) network offered online gambling in several provinces, including Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Suphan Buri, Bangkok, Songkhla and Narathiwat, he said.
Metropolitan Police Bureau Deputy Commissioner Pol Maj Gen Trairong Phiewphan examines some of the items seized from the six suspects. (Photo: Wassayos Ngamkham)