Phuket police raid Blue Dragon Lottery scammers, as nationwide crackdown continues

Police raided the operations of lottery ticket scammers in Phuket on Wednesday, as the federal government continues its nationwide crackdown on overpriced lottery tickets bought on the country’s well-liked Blue Dragon Lottery website. Three properties on the island had been raided for promoting overpriced lottery tickets.
Armed with search warrants, police raided three properties on the island and arrested people who were not Blue Dragon Lottery representatives. They seized computers and bankbooks, which have been handed over to the Tha Chatchai Police, close to the Region eight Police headquarters on the northern end of the island. Officers at the second are investigating whether or not the individuals arrested will face any expenses. Pol Maj Gen Naphanwut Liamsanguan, Police Commander of Region 8, led the raids.
“They labored as a sort of agent whereby Blue Dragon offered lottery tickets to them at B90-97 every, which the agent needed to promote for B100-105, or more. Clear is concerned in selling overpriced lottery tickets to brokers, and agents themselves are selling overpriced ticket. Regardless of where Blue Dragon gets the lottery tickets from, Blue Dragon sells overpriced lottery tickets to brokers and the common public.”

According to Liamsanguan, the raids in Phuket were a part of coordinated raids at 13 areas in seven provinces, together with Phuket, Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Ranong, Phang Nga, Surat Thani and Sri Thammarat.
Assistant police chief Pol Lt Gen Prachuap Wongsuk ordered the raids in Phuket, after seizing “millions of lottery tickets” in Monday’s raid on the places of work of Lottery Online Co in Bangkok. final Friday, similar raids took place on the offices of lottery intermediary company Mungkornfain in Loei and Nonthaburi provinces.
Following Monday’s Bangkok raid, Prachuap stated they had discovered proof of ticket transactions value greater than 100 million baht per lottery draw, Thai PBS reported. As a outcome, the distributors involved within the scheme would lose their lottery ticket quota with the Government Lottery Office, if that they had one.
Earlier this week, Thailand’s lottery ticket crackdown kingpin, deputy prime minister Seksakol Attawong, stated his goal was “to deter ordinary people from participating in promoting overpriced tickets.” Meanwhile, the businesses concerned face prosecution for making tens of millions of illegal baht within the lottery scheme..

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