Eighteen Gamblers Arrested at Gambling Dens in Famous Chalong Temple Fair

Chalong –

Eighteen gamblers were arrested at gambling dens in the famous Chalong Temple Fair.

The annual Chalong Temple fair has returned which is being held from January 21st to January 27th, 2023.

The Region 8 Police told the Phuket Express that the raid at 3:30 A.M. this early morning (January 26th) was held at the Chalong Temple Fair in Chalong.

Most of the gamblers are sellers in the fair who joined in the gambling dens after the fair finished. They were found joining in popular local gambling games called ‘High-Low’, and ‘Rummy’.

Eighteen gamblers who were 15 men and three women were taken to the Chalong Police Station to face charges with joining in illegal gambling.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.