Thai Gambling Den Raid Goes Amok. In an attempt to quash illegal gambling operations in Thailand Commander-in-Chief General Adul Snagsingkaew announced a crackdown on gambling dens and other places of ‘vice’ throughout the country. As a result, significantly more than 200 officers from Metropolitan Police Division 2 recently took part in a Thai gambling den raid performed in the Tao that is infamous Poon in Bangkok. However, the procedure didn’t go quite to plan as patrons of the venue took umbrage to the raid and decided to defend their straight to gamble.
Police Attacked by Unhappy Gamblers
Local news reports claimed that upon the arrival of the first 50-strong police squad, the entry points towards the casino were too well-fortified to use, so that the police proceeded to climb up onto the roofs associated with neighboring structures, using ladders to bridge the gaps between the rooftops in a daring bid to gain access to the building. However, in this part of the operation, the police came under assault from locals who began pelting the police with sticks, rocks, bottles, ceiling tiles and basically anything else the irate locals could put at them. It was noted that some even used fire extinguishers and scalding warm water regarding the police that is poor.
The delay caused by the attack on the authorities meant that once they had finally gained use of the casino through a vent, all they found were nine gambling tables, but no gamblers, employees or cash. (more…)