Cyber taskforce nabs two Thai women linked to online gambling network
Two Thai women were arrested on Saturday for allegedly running an online gambling network from a luxury condominium in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district.
A Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) team showed up at the condo unit armed with a search warrant from the Criminal Court. The room allegedly served as the headquarters of a network that runs gaming websites like “Sk88Kky” and “DVA24”.
The websites, which have a large number of subscribers, use an automatic system to deposit and withdraw cash from Thai bank accounts.
The investigators began by placing bets and found the websites had marketing staff at the ready to lure gamblers.
In the raid, police arrested two women, one of whom was identified as Kanyakorn (last name withheld). She is 28-years-old and allegedly works as a supervisor for the operation. Police also seized electronic devices and equipment valued at more than 120,000 baht.
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Police said the investigation will be further expanded to uncover more financial transactions related to the websites.
Instances of online gambling or theft can be reported via the 1599 24-hour PCT hotline or by calling (081) 866 3000 during office hours.