Pattaya Daily News

12 May 2013 :: 13:05:01 pm 74541

Online Gambling Den Is A Losing Bet For Koreans

Law enforcement officers arrested 13 Koreans while raiding an online football gambling den in a Wong Amat condo. An informant tipped off the police about the illegal operation. Police seized computers and other gambling evidence.
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PATTAYA – May 11, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11 a.m., a luxury condominium in North Pattaya housing an illegal football gambling den was raided by police.

The raid was a cooperative effort involving the officer of the Center of Protecting and Subduing for International Crime, Chonburi province; together with the police of Pattaya police station under the operation of Pol. Maj. Gen. Katcha Thartsart, Commander, Chonburi province, Pol. Col. Chatchawan Phisutthiwong, Deputy Commander, Pol. Lt. Col. Chitdecha Songhong, Inspector, Pattaya police station, Pol. Capt. Jamras Thongjinda, Pol. Capt. Komchana Ananta, and police team officers. The officers had obtained a search warrant issued by Pattaya provincial court at K. 400/2556, dated May 10, 2013

 

The illegal gambling den was in a luxury condominium in Soi Wong-amart, Moo 5, Pattaya Na Kleu road, Tambon Na Kleu, Chonburi province.

The police investigation began after they were informed by their spy that inside the condominium a Korean gang was operating a football online gambling den via a website.

The police arrested 13 Koreans: Mr. Yun Su Kim, age 31, Mr. Lee Nam Kim, age 32, Mr. Jin Guk Lim, age 32, Mr. Yu Sung Kang, age 21, Mr. Kyeong Ki Ho, age 32, Mr. Tae Wook Kim, age 34, Mr. Jae Suk Yang, age 36, Mr. Eun Jae Park, age 34, Mr. Yoong Hwang Bo, age 29, Mr. Young Joong Kim, age 27, Mr. Hyung Jin Youn, age 28, Mr. Seung Min Kwak, age 33, and Mr. Yoong An Kang, age 32.

Officers seized the evidence consisting of 8 computer monitors (LG), black color, 4 CPUs, black color, 4 keyboard and mouse sets, 2 sets of internet modems, 14 machines for changing the codes of member cards, document lists of telephone numbers and passwords for customers, and 100 betting sheets for playing football online gambling.

During questioning, the defendants confessed to the crime, and said that the room was rented by Mr. Yun Su Kim, who had smuggled to open the football online gambling den with South Korean customers via a Korean-language website.

 

The Koreans said they were recruited by a “Mr. Kung” (not his real name), nationality Korean, who had introduced and hired them to work in the football online gambling den in the room of condominium. They were paid approximately 50,000 THB per month.

Mr. Yoong An Kang had the duty of finding customers, introducing customers, giving passwords, and transferring money when the Korean customers engaged in the football online gambling. It was estimated that the amount of money circulating during the football betting was more than 100,000 THB per day. The gambling den had opened 6 months ago in the condo.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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