Seven South Korean men rounded up in Bangkok
Police arrested seven South Korean men for having allegedly been running an online gambling website in Bangkok for over three years.
The arrest was made at 6 pm Friday when police, armed with a search warrant from the Criminal Court, raided a room on the 19th floor of the Belle Grand Rama 9 condominium.
The raid was led by Crime Suppression Division acting commander Pol Col Akkaradej Pimolsri.
Police found the seven South Korean men sitting in front of their computers. Five of them were identified as Na Dae Wung, 37, Xin Juyong, 29, Un Bengo, 24, Yun Jaewoo, 40, Han Sunghun, 25. The two others did not carry a passport so they were not identified.
Police seized five desktop computers and four notebook computers and some computer accessories.
Police have investigated and learned that the alleged gang has been running Play and Ground and SBox 369 gambling sites.
Akkaredej said the arrest was a joint operation between the CSD and the investigation division of the Huay Kwang police station.
He said an investigation found that a gang of South Korean men rented two rooms at the condominium building to host a computer server for running gambling websites to let gamblers bet on results of sports competitions, such as football, basketball, and baseball.
Akkaredej said the gambling sites have been receiving about Bt30 million to Bt90 million a month.
The suspects have been renting two rooms, each of Bt60,000 a month, as an office and their living place.
He said the suspects have been moving around condominiums in Bangkok for three years to host their gambling server computer and all of their customers are South Koreans.