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Police net ‘Sia Po’, 11 others linked to his gambling network

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Former celebrity boxer and net idol Apirak “Sia Po” Chatanon, 28, was arrested on Thursday morning over allegations of money laundering and running the online casino, “Galaxy Online”.

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Police also raided his house in Bangkok’s Phasi Charoen district along with seven other sites in the capital as well as neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom.

Along with Apirak, police arrested 11 other suspects, two of whom were charged with possessing illegal weapons and consuming controlled substances.

Police said six other gambling websites were found related to Apirak’s network, adding that the link will be investigated further.

Several bank accounts involving transactions worth more than Bt1 billion were also found linked to the suspects.

Published : February 04, 2021

By : THE NATION