Wanted suspects in Phuket allegedly involved with online gambling arrested with millions of baht in cash and properties

Phuket –

Two wanted suspects in Phuket who have been allegedly involved in an online gambling ring have been arrested with more than three million baht in cash and had millions of baht worth of properties seized.

The Region 8 Police Commander Lieutenant General Amphon Buarapphon revealed the arrest to the local press today (April 6th).

They have arrested two Phuket based suspects, one who was identified as Mr. Nirawit Jantaphoon from Chiang Rai. He was arrested in Chiang Mai and Mr. Somsak Chengthong from Prachuap Khiri Khan, who was arrested in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Seized from them were more than three million baht in cash and millions of baht worth of property. They were both facing charges of illegally operating online gambling.

Lieutenant General Amphon told the Phuket Express reporters, “These two suspects were both involved in online gambling. Online gambling led to many crimes in Phuket and Thailand such as gold snatching and theft. We are continuing our mission to crack down on online gambling and crimes.”

Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.