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Bangkok police arrested a gang of Chinese nationals operating online gambling sites that had a combined circulation of around 100 million baht per month.

Members of a call center gang run by Chinese nationals have been arrested at a condominium in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit district as police discovered the culprits also operated online gambling sites that saw a combined draw of around 100 million baht per month.

10 suspects were arrested at a condominium in Sukhumvit 39 neighborhood in Watthana district of Bangkok. Six of the suspects had Chinese arrest warrants issued against them.

The police seized several pieces of evidence, including laptops, cell phones, signal transmitters, equipment for the operation of online gambling sites, watches and luxury cars.

The arrests were made after the Chinese Embassy in Thailand asked Thai law enforcement to track down and extradite 17 call center gang members who were fleeing Chinese authorities.

During the arrest, officials discovered that the gambling websites and online financial transaction services operated by the group sourced money from China and transferred funds exclusively to Chinese accounts. The number of victims was estimated at several hundred and are all believed to be Chinese nationals. Authorities have determined that two of the 17 people they are looking for have already fled Thailand, but said they will track down those who are still in the country.

Police revealed that the group operated six online gambling sites generating more than 100 million baht in monthly circulation. (NNT)