Three South Korean nationals arrested in Bangkok for allegedly operating South Korea gambling websites in Thailand

Bangkok –

Thai immigration police yesterday, February 18th, announced the arrest of three South Korean suspects who were reportedly operating South Korean illegal financial services and online gambling websites in Bangkok.

The arrest was conducted following an arrest warrant issued on January 28th. Three foreigners, namely Dong Hyun, 29, Young Min, 30, and Hyun Seong, 29, were allegedly hired by their South Korean boss, who was only named as Mr. Lee, for 130,000 baht/month to operate the gambling websites and work as administrators to contact and answer customers based in South Korea.

The initial investigation revealed that the trio had been working remotely in Thailand’s territory for more than one year. The websites had reportedly generated about two to three million baht (70-90 million KRW) per day.

All of the arrested people were taken to immigration police for interrogation, along with computers and evidence seized at their office. They were initially charged for working in the Kingdom without legal permission.

Photo Courtesy: Immigration Police


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.