Koreans arrested for hosting online gambling

Koreans arrested for hosting online gambling

South Korean suspects are questioned at the Nong Prue police station in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, after their arrest Thursday. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
South Korean suspects are questioned at the Nong Prue police station in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, after their arrest Thursday. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: Police arrested five South Koreans aged 31-36 at two houses in Bang Lamung district Thursday for allegedly hosting online gambling.

Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan said Chan Jun and Donggeun Kim, both 31, were arrested at house number 62/7 on Soi Nong Mai Kaen in tambon Nong Prue.

Tae Yong Kim, 33, Jungwook Jin, 36, and Sangwoo Kim, 34, were caught at house number 77/65 in Chokchai Garden Home housing estate in tambon Nong Prue. Both houses are near Pattaya.

Police seized from them computers, software running online gambling websites and lists of gamblers' information.

The first two suspects allegedly ran a sports betting website called Soulmate while the three other suspects allegedly operated the Coca Cola website.

Pol Gen Chalermkiat said hundreds of millions of won equivalent to about 300,000-400,000 baht were circulated through both websites monthly.

They were charged with illegally hosting gambling. 

Deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan is speaking to reporters during a press conference on the arrest at the Nong Prue police station where seized computers and mobile phones were shown. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)


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