Villas Raided in Rawai for Allegedly Being Involved in Major Illegal Online Gambling Website

Rawai –

The DSI raided two luxury villas in Rawai after a suspect was found allegedly being involved in a major illegal online gambling website.

The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) based in Bangkok reported on Wednesday (November 22nd) that in the late afternoon they raided two luxury villas on a road along the Naiharn Beach – Saen Bay in Rawai, Mueang Phuket district covering an area worth more than two billion baht.

Officials found only house keepers and staffers at the home. The raid followed a search warrant requested by the DSI issued by the Phuket Provincial Court.

The villas are related to a suspect identified only as Mr. Pakpoom or Dee Dee, 29. He is allegedly involved in the website and is allegedly the top executive of the website.

The website in question is one of the top three major illegal online gambling websites in Thailand which is connected with many other illegal online gambling websites and networks, some of which have been shut down, say Thai authorities.

Mr. Pakpoom was arrested at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport on November 4th of this month. He is being accused of providing illegal online gambling services and money laundering. He has denied all the charges as of press time.

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.