Police to question actress in Taiwan over macau888

Police to question actress in Taiwan over macau888

Police from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau search the house of a suspect in the macau888 gambling website case last week. (Photo: police)
Police from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau search the house of a suspect in the macau888 gambling website case last week. (Photo: police)

The national police chief has ordered cybercrime suppression police to travel to Taiwan to seek more information from a Thai actress about the macau888 online gambling network.

Actress Arisara "Due" Thongborisut on Wednesday evening posted a video clip on her Facebook page, accusing her ex-boyfriend Chaiwat "Benz Demon" Kachornboonthaworn of being one of the "four brothers" allegedly running the macau888 gambling operation.

Ms Arisara also accused Mr Chaiwat of physical assault.

Police will send a team of officers to question the actress in Taiwan, according to a source.  

The crackdown operation on macau888 network members came after the 32-year-old actress shed light on the operation and those involved on her Facebook page on Jan 15. In her post, she provided clues that the gambling network was allegedly run by the "four brothers", all with the initial “Bor”.

The four siblings left Thailand for Hong Kong on Jan 16, according to police.

In Ms Arisara's post on Wednesday, the actress spoke in tears that she had been physically and mentally abused for almost two years by her ex-boyfriend. In one incident, she accused him of pouring a bowl of hot noodles onto her head in the presence of other people in his family. Nobody came to her rescue, she said tearfully. She showed pictures on her mobile phone of wounds.

Police have so far arrested 46 suspects and seized a large amount of assets in their investigation of the macau888 network.

The latest details were released after the youngest brother of the prime suspect in the case was released from detention on Tuesday night after taking unapproved leave to accompany the fugitive to Hong Kong. The youngest brother is a police immigration inspector. Three people were arrested in the initial raids.

Police said 12 suspects were still at large, and one of them was Mr Chaiwat, who reportedly postponed his planned surrender on Wednesday.

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  • abuse (noun): cruel, violent or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it - การข่มเหง, การปฏิบัติไม่ดีต่อ
  • clue: an object or fact that someone discovers that helps them solve a crime or mystery - เบาะแส, ร่องรอย
  • crackdown: strong action that someone in authority takes to stop a particular activity - การใช้กำลังสลายผู้ประท้วง
  • detention (noun): the condition of being forced officially to stay in a place - การกักตัว
  • fugitive (noun): someone who has been accused of doing something illegal and is trying to avoid being caught by the police - ผู้หลบหนี
  • gambling: the activity of betting money, for example in a game or on a horse race - การพนัน
  • physical assault (noun): attacking someone violently - การทำร้ายร่างกาย
  • presence: when someone or something is in a place - การอยู่ในสถานที่หนึ่ง (ของบุคคล)
  • shed light on: to provide information or details to help us understand something -
  • sibling: a brother or sister - พี่น้อง
  • source: a place where information comes from; someone who gives information - แหล่งข่าว
  • suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • wound: an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged - บาดแผล
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