Footie bet­ters hit with le­gal ac­tion

Bangkok Post - - NATIONAL -

CRIME: Le­gal ac­tion is be­ing pur­sued against more than 15,000 sus­pects over foot­ball-re­lated gam­bling of­fences since the World Cup be­gan last month.

Along with the ar­rests na­tion­wide, au­thor­i­ties also im­pounded cash and as­sets val­ued at over 45 million baht, deputy na­tional po­lice chief Chalermkiat Srivo­rakan said yes­ter­day.

Of the sus­pects, three are aged un­der 18 and were de­tained in Muk­da­han and Bung Kan.

Their par­ents will face charges un­der the Child Pro­tec­tion Act which carry a max­i­mum prison term of three years and a max­i­mum fine of 30,000 baht, he said.

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