Three police officers transferred for alleged involvement in illegal hotel gambling
Three Phuket police officers suspected of involvement in a hotel room converted into a gambling den have been relocated, the Region 8 provincial police chief said.
On July 17, 28 people were arrested when the crime-fighting department raided the Nchantra Pool Suite Residences hotel in Phuket after receiving a tip that a hotel room was being used as a gambling location.
The provincial commander of Police Region 8, Lieutenant General Kitrat Punpetch, has set up a committee to investigate the matter.
“The commission found evidence that three police officers, a police commissioner, a Phuket Police Superintendent, and a Chalong Police Superintendent, were involved in converting the hotel room into a gambling den,” Kitrat said.
He added that the plv. commissioner and deputy Commander of Provincial Police Region 8, Major General Saksira Phuak-am and Provincial Colonel Prawit Sutthiruengarun, will respectively act as Commander and Superintendent of Phuket Provincial Police until new appointments are made.
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