South Korean online gambling ring smashed

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Pattaya-area police announced the arrest of five South Koreans in a raid against an online sport-betting operation.
Pattaya-area police announced the arrest of five South Koreans in a raid against an online sport-betting operation.

Pattaya-area police arrested five South Koreans in a raid against an online sport-betting operation.

Deputy national police chief Pol. Gen. Chalermkiat Sriworakan, flanked by Nong­prue, Pattaya and Tourist police and soldiers, announced the arrests of Chan Jun, 31, Dong Geun, 31, Taeyong Kim, 33, Jungwook Jin, 36, and Sangwoo Kim, 34, July 5. Officers seized computers, mobile phones, betting lists and accounting documents showing revenue of more than 100 million won (3 million baht).

Chalermkiat said Nongprue Police was notified by neighbors that the houses on Nong­maikaen Soi 9 and in the Chokchai Garden Home 3 development on Soi Khao Noi were rented by Koreans who were acting strangely.

Subsequent investigation showed they were being used for online betting on the World Cup football tournament and other sports.