Bangkok, police and military officers tonight raided an illegal casino in Lak Si District, finding 89 Thais and foreigners mocking the current coronavirus outbreak fueled by a similar gambling den in Rayong.
Army special forces soldiers and Thung Song Hong police hit the reinforced building in a gated two-rai lot on Soi Chaengwattana 14 in Lak Si District around 7 p.m. Monday. Officers found tables offering Tiger, Hi-o and Fan Tan.
Inside were 75 Thais and 14 foreigners huddled in groups.
Police said the same location had been raided before in a gambling crackdown. Heat is currently on police, many who take bribes from crime syndicates to keep illegal casinos open, to clamp down on the gambling dens following a Rayong outbreak tied to a casino in a freight warehouse in Muang District.
Rayong’s police chief was suspended Monday for allowing the casino to operate for a month.
Gamblers were charged with violating the emergency decree and gambling.