Thailand Police Region 2 commissioner removed after Chonburi, Rayong gambling dens bust

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The national police chief transfers and will investigate the commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 2 in response to the reports on gambling dens in Rayong, Chonburi, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces.

The national police chief transferred the commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 2 to an inactive position due to the existence of illegal gambling dens in his region.

Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk, commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Office, transferred Pol Lt Gen Veera Jiraveera, the commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 2, to an inactive position at the Operations Center of the Royal Thai Police Office in Bangkok.


The transfer responded to reports on gambling dens in Rayong, Chon Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces. Four police commanders of the provinces were earlier transferred out of their posts.

The national police chief also formed a committee to find facts after the Office of the Inspector General of the Royal Thai Police Office found evidence that illegal gambling dens in Rayong and Chonburi provinces spread COVID-19.

The fact-finding committee will check if any local police officers were lenient or took bribes from gambling den operators. (TNA)