South Koreans arrested in Bangkok for illegal online gambling

Five Korean nationals were arrested on Friday for their involvement in running an illegal gambling website in Bangkok, local media reports.

Acting Tourist Police commander Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachet Hakpan said that computers, cellphones and US$131 in cash was seized at a condominium unit in Sathupradit area.

The suspects were quoted as saying they had been hired by an unidentified businessman, who currently remains at large, to run the gambling online with some 700 fellow countrymen as their customers, according to Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachet.

The suspects will also be charged with money-laundering activity.

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