Nine arrested in crackdown on online gambling in Hua Hin resort town

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Thai police said Mafia888.comis a large network of over 40 websites with hundreds of million baht in monthly circulation.
Thai police said Mafia888.comis a large network of over 40 websites with hundreds of million baht in monthly circulation.

Nine people have been arrested for running an online gambling operation, mafia888.com, at five locations in Hua Hin resort town.


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The raids came after one of the gamblers embezzled 33.9 million baht from a local government office to pay debts from the illegal gambling last month.

Police then obtained court warrants to raid five spots in Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan, southern province of Thailand, on Wednesday, including a company office used as a cover-up for online gambling operation.

Mafia888.com was a large network of over 40 websites with hundreds of million baht in monthly circulation, police said.

A large quantity of gambling equipment, computers, Internet equipment and bank account and IT equipment has been seized.(TNA)