Chinese online-gambling operation busted in Najomtien

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Wu Jer Jin, Jao Lei, and Ko Bo were arrested when police raided an online-gambling operation in Najomtien.
Wu Jer Jin, Jao Lei, and Ko Bo were arrested when police raided an online-gambling operation in Najomtien.

Three Chinese nationals were arrested when police raided an online-gambling operation in Najomtien.

Wu Jer Jin, 31, Jao Lei, 28, and Ko Bo, 28, were taken into custody by local, Chonburi and immigration police in a luxury condominium in the Sattahip sub-district’s Moo 3 village Feb. 12. Officers seized notebook and tablet computers, mobile phones and bank books.

Najomtien police chief Pol. Lt. Col. Athorn Chinthong accused the Chinese of taking online bets for sports, lotteries and other games of chance.

Police said the three confessed, saying they were paid by the operator of the website in China to take bets and follow up on debtors, who owned what they lost plus high interest payments. About 60 million baht in bets were placed in the past month, police said.