Police have busted a Chinese online gambling operation. which was being run from a rented premises in Pattaya.
Thirteen Chinese nationals were behind the scheme, one of which was female.
They were apprehended in a commercial building in Chalermprakiart Road in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district on Wednesday.
The accused were named as leader, Ming Chou Lee, 40, Xie Ruihao, 26, Wang Yong, 28, Junze Qin, 28, Gong Chengjian, 26, Cai Yao, 22, Yi Zhipeng, 24, Chang Hongfei, 26, Liu Lei, 22, Li Bin, 31, Zhu Liangjiang, 24, Tang Jibin, 22 and Ms Huang Lo Min, 30.
They are accused of receiving bets over the internet, mainly from other Chinese people.
During the raid, police took away fifteen computers, four routers, a password generator and details of customer bank accounts
Police discovered the illegal organisation following a tip off.
The suspects claim they were hired by someone from China to manage the gambling site. They also said their customers were based in China.
What doesn’t add up is why they decided to run the company from Thailand where gambling is illegal.
The gang were paid between 25,000 and 100,000 baht per month depending on rank. They had been in business for over three months, generating millions of baht in income for the company.
Source : Bangkokpost
Content : LovePattayaThailand