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Patong police net 13 suspects during Hi-Lo gambling raid

Patong police net 13 suspects during Hi-Lo gambling raid

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police have arrested 13 people in Patong on suspicion of running a Hi-Lo gambling operation.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 13 June 2019, 05:01PM


The 13 men and women, aged from 30 to 73, were arrested following a raid at a property on Nanai Rd in Patong last night (June 12).

Lt Col Prawit Engchuan of Phuket Provincial Police revealed that the raid was a joint operation between Phuket Provincial Police, Patong Police and Region 8 Police.

The 13 people arrested were:

  • Bencharong Kitdamnuen, 30;
  • Tawatchai Deebukkam, 45;
  • Boonruen Srikaewpuang, 47;
  • Siriwan Noothong, 51;
  • Kamtorn Tanlawat, 73;
  • Somkiat Saepoo, 42;
  • Teeratat Panit, 57;
  • Pruet Foong-hian, 59;
  • Teerawat Charoenkitarnan (age not given)
  • Manee Intorn, 47;
  • Soopawadee Klaharn, 45;
  • Tatsanee Klaharn, 48;
  • Nongrak Tananontaweekoon, 46.

Items seized in the raid include equipment used to play the Hi-Lo game, B18,390 cash and three mobile phones.

Police believe the suspects were wagering on property. One of the suspects, Bencharong Kitdamnuen, admitting to being the croupier for the group.

The suspects were taken to Patong Police Station for questioning as investigations continue.

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Kurt | 14 June 2019 - 14:12:46

Problem with local Officialdom is they make a big poe-ha about small issues. The real big issues they walk around/don't want to address.. To tiring, not have knowledge about it, scare to disturb influential persons, etc. Six more months Phuket enters the next dry season! What they start to do now to make sure Phuket by than has normal water supply, not the  same bad recent water situation ?

DeKaaskopp | 14 June 2019 - 11:43:28

"The laugh stock of the month" Actually this price is reserved for you,every month. Luckily it  is not up to some crazy expat to decide what crime the RTP  should go after .

Kurt | 13 June 2019 - 21:52:02

If you like yourself  as RTP , wow, in a joined operation (!), make yourself the laugh stock of the month than with this article they are very successful.  Nothing better to do on Phuket than disturbing older people who enjoy themselves and do no harm to others? Patrol the Phuket roads, do a real job. Catch dangerous killing driving traffic law violaters! Stop the Phuket road carnage.

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