A group of Bangkok flood refugees were arrested in Pattaya for passing time waiting to return home by playing cards.
Renter Duangdao Klomsinchai, 42, and card dealer Prathuang Pumchang, 36, were among the 16 men and 6 women arrested at the apartment on Soi Khopai Nov. 10. A single deck of cards and unspecified amount of cash was seized.
Pol. Lt. Col. Nanthawut Suwanla-Ong leads the gamblers out of the rented house.
Duangdao said she had rented a house in Pattaya after her home in Bangkok’s Bang Khen District was flooded. She invited neighbors, all facing similar circumstances, to spend their idle time socializing and playing cards.