The raid was in line with the National Police chief’s policy to deal with gambling machines and dens in rural areas.
Police had been informed that slot machines were hidden in a suspicious warehouse, located in Surin’s Chom Phra district. The officials asked the Surin Provincial Court for a search warrant before raiding the premises.
In the warehouse, the officials found 314 machines and over 300 circuit boards. The warden of the warehouse was identified as “Chop”.
Initial inspection showed that a wealthy person, identified as "Mr. B", had ordered his subordinates to bring the machines and store them in this warehouse.
Police said the machines had not been used in Surin, but they did not know where they had come from.
Police said that related persons would be initially charged with hiding or buying illegal products.