THAI AUTHORITIES HAMMER FOUR ONLINE GAMBLING SITES
Evidence of massive monthly transactions seized by police.
According to media reports emanating from Thailand Friday a combined investigation by the Royal Thai Police and the Anti Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has broken up an online gambling ring that documentary evidence suggests was pulling in Baht 500 million (Euro 13 million) a month.
Four at present unidentified websites were involved, along with local operating bases which police raided, seizing two million baht in cash and more than forty bank pass books and other evidence which indicated massive wagering deposits.
Spokesman Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said the four websites involved have been shuttered, and revealed that four online accounts which were used for saving, withdrawing and transferring cash, along with other computer banking records have been seized as the police investigation continues.
The spokesman revealed that online betting has been heavy during the Euro 2016 football championship in Europe, but that police enforcement has been active, arresting 254 individuals on illegal gambling charges during the period June 10 to July 7.