Twelve People Arrested in Phuket for Cockfighting Gambling

Phuket –

Twelve people were arrested in Thalang after they were found watching a cockfighting program and gambling.

Administrative Officers from the Thalang District Office told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they and the Thalang Police arrested 12 suspects at a house in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district.

They were found watching a cockfighting match on a television and gambling. They were taken to the Thalang Police Station. They are facing charges of participating in illegal gambling (cockfighting via television).

The house owner is facing additional charges of operating an illegal gambling operation.

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.