Ten senior cops moved to inactive

Ten senior policemen, including a major-general in a metropolitan precinct, were yesterday transferred to inactive posts after a raid on Friday by an anti-vice task force on a gambling den which has long operated in their jurisdiction.

Pol Maj-General Witthaya Rattanawit, chief of Metropolitan Police Division 6, is the most senior of the 10 officers, which include six officers with Phlubphlachai 2 police station.

They have been assigned to job desks at the Metropolitan Police Bureau for 30 days, pending investigation and disciplinary action.A 100-strong police raid – supported by commandos – on a shophouse netted 246 gamblers and Bt500,000 in cash. The shophouse, located in Soi Texas off Phadungdao Road in Bangkok’s Yaowarat area, has reportedly operated for a long time as a card-game den known as Den 369.

The task force also conducted a raid on a den offering online football betting in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district last Saturday, resulting in six senior station officers being transferred and facing a similar fate to those transferred yesterday. 

The Nation

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2 responses to “Ten senior cops moved to inactive

  1. Nye

    This is a major crack down, somehow I think gambling is in our blood and the problem will never go away. I know many Lao people living in the US also have a gambling problem, not sure about the Thais though.

    • The same. Wherever I go in Thailand, I heard people betting about football. And when the whole family gather together like Songkran, we wil start to play Pok Den. But that’s just for entertainment.

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