Department of Special Investigation officers have arrested a man who admitted to running a lottery-fraud gang that netted up to 200,000 baht a month for 21 years.
Supachai Phutawang, 35, was charged with impersonating a government lottery official and forging government documents, DSI chief Pol Gen Chatchawal Suksomjit said. Mr Chatchawal was apprehended following the arrests of two of his three alleged partners: Sanit Srisuwong and Siriman Suksamarn. Another alleged partner, his father Promchai Phutawong, remains at large.
Pol Gen Chatchawal said Mr Chatchawai forged letters bearing the emblem of the Government Lottery Office and signature of the office's director. The letters stated that the lottery was, in fact, fixed and that, for a fee, people could obtain the winning numbers in advance.
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