13 Arrested for Operating Online Gambling Websites

Online Gambling
The suspects are lined up to take photos with the police after their arrests at Khlong Tan Police Station on Oct. 13, 2023.

BANGKOK — Police on Friday said 13 people were arrested for running online gambling websites targeting Hong Kongers and Brazilians.

Khlong Tan police superintendent Vajirakorn Wongboon said the arrests were made during a raid on a company on Soi Sukhumvit 67, which allegedly operated three online gambling websites. Thirteen people, who were running online advertisements for the websites, were charged with organizing a gambling.

Pol. Col. Vajirakorn said the suspects were hired by a Hong Kong owner to operate the websites that targeted Hong Kong and Brazilian gamblers. He said police will continue to investigate and find others involved in the online gambling ring.