Gambling Dens Raided in Thalang, Phuket, 18 Gamblers Arrested

Thalang –

Police raided two illegal gambling dens in Thalang and 18 gamblers were arrested.

The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that on Sunday (August 13th) they raided an illegal cock fighting gambling den in Sri Soonthorn. Eight gamblers were arrested. A nearby High- Low gambling den was also raided where 10 gamblers were arrested.

The raid came after police received a tip-off from a concerned citizen that there were illegal gambling dens in the area. All gamblers were taken to the Thalang Police Station to face charges with joining in illegal gambling although their names were not released to the press.

One woman, identified only as Ms. Ya, is facing additional charges of operating an illegal gambling venue.

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.