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Six Chinese held in Chiang Mai online gambling bust

Six Chinese held in Chiang Mai online gambling bust

CHIANG MAI: Six Chinese nationals were arrested for using Thailand as a base for an online gambling racket during a raid on two luxury houses in the San Sai district of Chiang Mai.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 26 July 2018, 02:30PM


Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, examines iPads being used by one of the six Chinese suspects (seated) to receive bets online, during the raids on the two large, rented houses in Chiang Mai yesterday (July 25). Photo: Tourist Police Bureau

Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, examines iPads being used by one of the six Chinese suspects (seated) to receive bets online, during the raids on the two large, rented houses in Chiang Mai yesterday (July 25). Photo: Tourist Police Bureau

The raids followed a tip-off from Chinese authorities.

A combined force from Provincial Police Region 5, the Tourist Police Bureau (TPB) and immigration searched the two houses at The Regent 1 housing estate in tambon San Sai Noi yesterday (July 25).

Three Chinese nationals, two women and one man, were detained at the first house after an online gambling setup was found there, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of the TPB, told a media briefing.

Seized items included two desktop computers, two notebook computers, two iPads, four mobile phones and a 225-page account book with betting details.

The suspects – Ms Li Yujia, 29; Ms Yang Siyu, 32, and Mr Cai Di, 34 – were found accepting bets online when police entered a room on the second floor of the house.

The police team then raided a nearby house and arrested three more Chinese nationals and seized more evidence of online gambling.

The trio were identified as Mr Zhang Hao, 24, Mr He Pengcheng, 27 and Mr Zhao Wantong, 19.

Seized from the house were a desktop computer, five iPads, seven mobile phones, one set of documents, and an internet service router.

All suspects were charged with colluding in operating an online gambling service and persuading people, directly or indirectly, to place bets.

Two Thais who leased the houses to the Chinese were also detained.

The couple, Thitirat Phumprapayong and Chattida Yorsanon, were charged with sheltering foreign nationals without notifying immigration officials – a TM30 violation.

The raid came after Chinese police sought assistance from the Royal Thai Police Office technology crime suppression centre in arresting a group of Chinese nationals using Thailand as a base for an online gambling operation, Maj Gen Surachate said.

Investigators found out the Chinese had rented two houses in Chiang Mai and their activities certainly raised suspicions. They mostly stayed indoors, only occasionally sending someone out to buy food supplies. The investigators later confirmed they were running a gambling operation from the two houses, Maj Gen Surachate said.

Their punters mostly placed bets on online Chinese gambling card games. More than 2.5 million yuan, about B10mn, was found to be circulating through their system.

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