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Everyone inside illegal casino escapes after locals throw things at police. Police enter through roof, accidentally destroy air conditioner. 

Locals deliver hostile gestures to journalists during the failed police raid of the illegal casino on Sunday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill).

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CRIME

Locals seek cash for casino raid damage

9 Apr 2013

A police officer descends a ladder from the roof of Tao Poon casino in Bang Sue district yesterday. Officers had to gain access to the illegal casino from the roof after they were faced with heavily fortified entry points on the ground. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill).

Tao Poon residents are demanding compensation from police who damaged their houses in a bungled rooftop raid on an illegal casino on Sunday.

Police, meanwhile, are preparing to take legal action against several locals who attacked officers with projectiles and prevented the progress of a backup force during the operation.

Pol Lt Col Montree Tosomjit, deputy superintendent of Tao Poon police station, said the owners of five homes in the Bang Sue district community yesterday demanded compensation.

The residents say the police operation damaged their roofs. One homeowner claims his air-conditioning compressor was destroyed after an officer stepped on it, causing the unit to dislodge and crash into another house.

No deal was reached, Pol Lt Col Montree said. A professional assessment of the damage will be sought and the matter will be discussed again today, he said.

Pol Lt Col Montree also said police would collect evidence and witness accounts to prosecute Narong Phuengwan, the owner of the house where the casino was operating.

Police will hand over evidence to the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) so the office can try to confiscate additional assets relating to the casino operation.

Amlo had frozen ownership of the land on which the casino stands following a previous police raid in 2011.

Police raided the casino again on Sunday following reports that the owner had reopened the business.

The operation was foiled by extensive fortifications to the house, as well as interference from community members.

Meanwhile, Pol Maj Gen Parinya Jansuriya, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has ordered footage to be gathered from surveillance cameras to charge those who interfered with the operation. The interference delayed the arrival of a backup force, allowing everyone inside the casino to escape.

(Source: Bangkok Post, CRIME, Locals seek cash for casino raid damage, 9 Apr 2013, link


Police Illegal Casino Raid Vocabulary

raid - using force to enter a place suddenly in order to arrest people or search for something such as illegal weapons or drugs เข้าบุก การเข้าตรวจค้น ใช้กำลังเข้าค้นสถานที่หรือ จับกุมคนร้าย

casino raid
casino raid damage

community - local people, all the people who live in a local area or place ชุมชน
community residents

gesture
- to make a movement with meaning (usually with hands, arms or face); motion, sign, signal การแสดงท่าทาง, อิริยาบถ, แสดงท่าทาง,  ให้สัญญาณ, แสดงอิริยาบถ, กิริยาท่าทาง  

hostile - unfriendly, done as enemy or in opposition to someone ซึ่งเป็นศัตรู
hostile gestures

Tao Poon community residents deliver hostile gestures to journalists during the failed police raid of the Tao Poon casino on Sunday.

cash - money เงินสด
seek cash
locals seek cash for casino raid damage

compensation - money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them เงินชดเชย  การจ่า่ยเงินชดเชย
demand compensation

residents - people who live in a particular place or area ชาวบ้านในบริเวณ ผู้อาศัยในบริเวณ
residents demand compensation
residents are demanding compensation from police

bungled - done in a careless or stupid way ผิดพลาด
a bungled raid

illegal - against the law ผิดกฎหมาย, นอกกฎหมาย
an illegal casino

rooftop - the top surface of a building, on "top" of the roof หลังคา
a rooftop raid

a bungled rooftop raid on an illegal casino

Tao Poon residents are demanding compensation from police who damaged their houses in a bungled rooftop raid on an illegal casino on Sunday.

take legal action against
take legal action against several locals

attack - โจมตี, ตี
projectiles -
missiles, things that are sent or thrown through the air at something to hurt or damage it จรวด, ขีปนาวุธ
attack with projectiles

locals - people who live in a particular place ชาวบ้าน
locals attacked police officers with projectiles

backup -
 extra people to help you do your job; reinforcement, support ผู้สนับสนุน, ผู้ช่วย
a backup force

progress - when a project moves towards successful completion; advancing, going forward;  completing tasks that move you towards achieving a goal ความก้าวหน้า พัฒนาการ
prevent progress

locals prevented the progress of a backup force during the operation.


Police, meanwhile, are preparing to take legal action against several locals who attacked officers with projectiles and prevented the progress of a backup force during the operation.


deputy - a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation รอง, ตัวแทน,ผู้รักษาการแทน
deputy superintendent 
deputy superintendent of Tao Poon police station

Pol Lt Col Montree Tosomjit, deputy superintendent of Tao Poon police station, said the owners of five homes in the Bang Sue district community yesterday demanded compensation.

compressor - เครื่องยนต์ที่มีการบีบอัดก๊าซหรืออากาศ
air-conditioning compressor

dislodge - make something the place it is attached to เอาออกจากที่เดิม, ทำให้หลุดจากที่, ทำให้เคลื่อน, ขับออกจาก, ไล่ออกจาก, เอาออกจาก

crash into - hit something
he stepped on the air conditioner, causing the unit to dislodge and crash into another house.

The residents say the police operation damaged their roofs. One homeowner claims his air-conditioning compressor was destroyed after an officer stepped on it, causing the unit to dislodge and crash into another house.

a deal - when people agree together to do something; an agreement ข้อตกลง, การตกลง, การทำความตกลง, ข้อสัญญา, สัญญา
reach a deal - make an agreement, reach an agreement
no deal was reached

assessment - a judgment or opinion;  evaluation; the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully การประเมิณสถานการณ์
a assessment of damage

professional
- done by an expert (who has special knowledge of something, so opinion is likely to be right)
professional assessment of damage

matter - something that you are discussing, considering or dealing with สิ่งที่พูดถึง ประเด็นที่พูดถึง a situation or subject which is being dealt with or considered เรื่อง, ภารกิจ, งาน

discuss the matter
the matter will be discussed again today

No deal was reached, Pol Lt Col Montree said. A professional assessment of the damage will be sought and the matter will be discussed again today, he said.

evidence - facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime หลักฐาน หลักฐานประกอบการไต่สวนคดี หรือพิจารณาคดี

collect evidence - get evidence (gather evidence together and put it some place)
police would collect evidence

witness - a person who sees something happen or knows about something; someone one who tells a court about what they know about a crime พยานในเหตุการณ์ ผู้ที่เห็นเหตุการณ์, พยาน
witness accounts - what the witnesses say happened

prosecute - charge a person with a crime and put them on trial (if they are found guilty they are punished) การตั้งข้อหา ดำเนินคดี ฟ้องร้อง ซักฟอก
prosecute the owner of the house where the casino was operating

Pol Lt Col Montree also said police would collect evidence and witness accounts to prosecute Narong Phuengwan, the owner of the house where the casino was operating.

confiscate - to take away and officially remove someone's possessions for legal reasons or as a punishment ริบทรัพย์ ยึดทรัพย์
assets - things owned, especially property and money สินทรัพย์

confiscate assets - take assets away from a person; take away the things that a person owns  
confiscate assets related to the casino operation

Police will hand over evidence to the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) so the office can try to confiscate additional assets relating to the casino operation.

freeze assets - prevent the owner of something (asset) from buying, selling or using it
freeze ownership - Same as "freeze asset"

frozen ownership of the land
the land on which the casino stands

Amlo had frozen ownership of the land on which the casino stands following a previous police raid in 2011.

Police raided the casino again on Sunday following reports that the owner had reopened the business.

fortifications - the making of a place strong so that people cannot enter or destroy the place ป้อม, ป้อมปราการ, ที่มั่น, สถานที่ที่ต้องป้องกัน, การทำให้แข็งแรง
fortifications to the house

extensive - includes a wide variety ที่มีมากมาย
extensive fortifications to the house

interference - the process of deliberately becoming involved in a situation and trying to influence the way that it develops การเข้าแทรกแซง
interference from community members

foil - stop something; stop it from happening
foiled by extensive fortifications

The operation was foiled by extensive fortifications to the house, as well as interference from community members.

surveillance
- the process of carefully watching a person or place การเฝ้าตรวจตราอย่างเข้มงวด
surveillance camera - a camera that police use to see what is happening someplace

footage - film or video of a particular subject or event ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ การเสนอข่าว

gather footage
from surveillance cameras
footage gathered from surveillance cameras
ordered footage to be gathered from surveillance cameras

charge - to accuse someone officially of committing a crime ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
charge those who interfered with the operation.

the police general ordered footage to be gathered from surveillance cameras to charge those who interfered with the operation.

backup force
a backup force

arrival - when someone reaches where they are going (arrives) ขาเข้า การเข้ามา
the arrival of a backup force

The interference delayed the arrival of a backup force, allowing everyone inside the casino to escape.

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