22 Jan '12, 3am

Raid finds suspicious building but not topless gambling den

Raid finds suspicious building but not topless gambling den

By Supachai Phetchthewee The Nation/Asia News Network Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 THAILAND - Metropolitan Police deputy commander Lt-General Saroj Phromcharoen led a raid yesterday on the site of an alleged gambling den in Bangkok's Sai Mai district that reportedly featured topless hostesses and cashiers to attract punters - only to find an empty four-storey commercial building. Although police didn't find anything illegal, Saroj said they found it suspicious that more than a dozen security cameras were installed at the site. Caretaker Nattahpol Kosol-wimonkit, 40, told police a man named Tui, aged in his 30s, had rented the place in December, saying he planned to turn it into an Internet cafe. The caretaker said he didn't know what had become of Tui, but his lease hadn't expired yet. Police would summon the landlord and tenants for questioning soon, Saroj said, adding that polic...

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