Alleged bribes to the Banglamung Police Station didn’t stop officers from raiding a Soi Khao Talo house where 19 people were arrested for illegal card and dice gambling.
Kritsana Jongrak, 48, was taken into custody at his Darapan Village home June 7 where he reportedly admitted to operating an illegal casino for many years, thanks to alleged bribes to a non-commissioned Banglamung Police officer.
19 people have been arrested for illegal card and dice gambling.
However, neighbors annoyed at the many cars and motorbikes parked in front of the house – not to mention the goings-on inside – led to a crackdown.
Ten men and nine women were arrested and charged with illegal gambling. The house ran both rummy card games and High-Low. Somchai Khansamran, 49, was arrested and reportedly admitted to being the High-Low banker.
Police seized 13 decks of cards, 20 sets of dice and cups to shake them, along with a small amount of cash.
Superior officers at Banglamung Police Station have been notified about the alleged bribes.