Nineteen Chinese nationals have been arrested following a raid on an illegal online gambling den in Pattaya, Thailand.
According to the police sources the group was making to the tune of 8 million baht in daily turnover. The illegal online gambling den was being run from three condominium rooms in Pattaya.
The raid was a joint effort from a team of local, tourist and immigration police. On Tuesday around 1:30 pm the police raided Phra Prapanimit in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district.
The arrest of 19 Chinese nationals, including men and women, has been confirmed. 10 computer notebooks, about 300 mobile phones of various brands with pre-paid SIM cards, and details of electronic accounts have been seized.
Pol Maj Gen Nanthachart Supamongkhol, chief of Chon Buri police, said the raid followed after the local police received a tip-off that there were Chinese nationals involved in running illegal online gambling operations in Condominium rooms.
In June, Thai authorities detained 54 accused on charges of illegal gambling.
Earlier this week, online gamblers in Thailand have been warned of a massive data breach by the government. The stat-run Thailand Computer Security Coordination Center (ThaiCERT) issued a warning on Thursday and said that about 3.3m Thai citizens’ personal information has been compromised and have been found in “foreign database systems which overlap with gambling websites.”