Troops and police raided a gambling den in downtown Songkhla on Sunday night and arrested 26 suspected gamblers.
Police sought help from the 42nd Army Circle and the Songkhla Naval base to surround a rented house near a market in Tambon Khao Roopchang in Muang district at 8pm.
The officials arrested 26 suspects and seized 264,200 in cash and stacks of chips in various denominations.
Most of the alleged gamblers were arrested in the rented house. Others fled to hide in nearby rented rooms and were apprended there.