During the early-morning Monday raid at the Asia Pattaya Hotel in Chonburi’s Bang Lamung neighborhood, police detained 93 individuals, primarily Indian nationals.
When they discovered the suspects playing cards and other games in the hotel’s Sampao room, they also confiscated gambling tables and chips, playing cards, CCTV cameras, and smartphones.
83 Indians, four Myanmarese, and six Thai nationals were detained.According to the police, Sitranan Kaewlor, 32, admitted to billing the Indian tourists 50,000 baht each for lodging, food, travel, and other expenses.
According to the authorities, she had hired out the hotel room for 120,000 baht to serve as a gambling den for the Indian tourists.They said that Thai suspects had admitted to paying 2 million baht in bribes to government representatives in order to preserve the illicit casino’s freedom to operate.
According to Col. Thanapong Phothi, chief of Pattaya police, the bribe claim is being examined, and any authorities found to be responsible would be held accountable and punished legally. The proprietors of gambling dens and Indian gamblers, he claimed, have been split up into two groups.
He stated that the gamblers are being held in prison to enable for additional inquiry because the probe is essential.The case against the suspects will be presented to Pattaya Provincial Court by police.