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Gambling den bust nets 17 card punters

PHUKET: A raid on a house in the Kwang Rd area in Wichit early this morning (April 23) saw 17 people arrested for gambling and more than B15,000 in stake money seized.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 23 April 2018, 04:35PM

Wichit Police officers led by Lt Col Narong Laksanawimol and accompanied by Royal Thai Army soldiers based in Phuket raided the house at 1am after receiving a tip-off that the venue was used as a gaming hub.

Of note, the address given in the official report only indicates that the house is located along Kwang Rd, but does not identify which housing estate the house is located within.

In addition to placing the 17 suspects under arrest, the raid party seized eight decks of cards and B15,950 in cash, Col Narong explained.

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The punters were caught in the middle of playing hands of Kao Ke, a Thai card gambling game, he added.

All 17 suspects were taken to Wichit Police Station and charged with gambling without permission, Col Narong confirmed.



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marcher | 23 April 2018 - 17:19:56

hypocrisy and stupidity from the government banning all private gambling and at the same time promoting it by the use of their lottery

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