Koh Samui police station head transferred after gambling raid

THE head of Koh Samui’s Bophut police station was transferred to Surat Thani provincial police head office after soldiers raided a gambling den operating just 500 meters from the police station, Thai News Agency reported today (June 24, 2018).

Pol Col Chanaworasin Suphonarak was replaced by Pol Col Srichai Kerdsri, head of Surat Thani investigation police unit, as head of this police station today after soldiers mounted a raid at the close by gambling den on Friday.

This is to facilitate a factual enquiry as to how this was allowed to occur.

A total of 26 gamblers were arrested at the rear of the shophouse. There are 8 other suspects who might be linked to policemen who could have known about this gambling den but either ignored it or benefited from it.


Top: Gamblers having fun just as soldiers moved in to arrest them. Photo: Thai News Agency