More South Koreans caught organising online gambling

More South Koreans caught organising online gambling

A network of parents and students launches a campaign against online gambling. (Bangkok Post file photo)
A network of parents and students launches a campaign against online gambling. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Two more South Koreans have been caught running an online gambling racket, this time from a rented condominium room in Bangkok’s Klong Toey district.

Lee Cheh Yang, 39 and Lee Cheh Min, 31, were arrested when police raided their rented room on the 18th floor of Nusasiri condominium in Phra Khanong sub-district on Wednesday night, Pol Col Khachornpong Jitpakphum, chief of Thong Lor police station, said on Thursday.

Police also seized two computer notebooks, PC computers, two one-time-password (OTP) devices to assist online transactions, three cards containing passwords for money transactions, four mobile phones, one telephone, two internet routers, and other electronic items, Thai media reported on Thursday.

Pol Col Khachornpong said the police swoop followed a tip-off.

The two suspects allegedly confessed they rented the room in May for 40,000 baht a month. They said they were responsible for administering a list of South Korean gamblers. The online gambling operation had about 6.6 million korean won, or about 200,000 baht, in circulation over the last month. They were each paid 45,000 baht a month, the Thong Lor police chief said.

The suspects have been charged with illegal online gambling. Police would extend the investigation and  arrest more members of the gambling network, he said.

Last week, six South Korean men were arrested for running online-gambling operations during raids on their rented apartment rooms in Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek and Sukhumvit areas. Previous arrests had been made in the Makkasan area and in Phuket.

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