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CCIB Busts Ufabet-JC and Plat.beer777: Seizes 125M Baht in High-Stakes Gambling and Crypto Fraud Raid

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Imagine a scene straight out of a high-stakes crime drama: a room filled to the brim with cash and luxury cars, all of which were confiscated from the depths of the internet’s shadowy corners. This was the reality at the police Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) headquarters on a bustling Tuesday, as 125 million baht worth of assets were put on display. The spoils were seized from two notorious gambling websites, ufabet-JC and plat.beer777, in a raid that felt more like the climax of a blockbuster movie than a typical day at the office.

In a twist that would make even the most seasoned crime novelist envious, it was revealed that these gambling websites were not just a hub for bettors to try their luck; they were intricately linked to a nefarious cryptocurrency fraud scheme. In a meticulous operation late last year, the CCIB, with precision and flair, swooped in on the websites, apprehending many suspects involved in the operation. The mastermind among them, known only as Kanniphit to protect the innocent, was singled out for his pivotal role in laundering money across borders for transnational crime syndicates and the crypto fraud network.

The plot thickens as we learn that this elaborate web of deceit and digital banditry resulted in the loss of 527 million baht for unsuspecting victims lured into the cryptocurrency scheme. The diligent investigators, leaving no stone unturned, traced the money trail back to the gambling dens, unveiling a story of betrayal that spanned international borders.

Pol Lt Gen Worawat Watnakhonbancha, the charismatic commissioner of the CCIB, spearheaded the briefing, shedding light on the sophisticated operation that would see justice served. Flanked by representatives from the Anti-Money Laundering Office, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and other related agencies, a united front was presented against cybercrime.

The narrative took a heartening turn as the CCIB announced that the seized assets, a treasure trove of 125 million baht, would be returned to the victims of the crypto fraud. This move, championed by the CCIB and supported by the Amlo’s meticulous verification process, promised a glimmer of hope for those affected. Witthaya Neetitham, the stalwart director of the Amlo legal division, and Sutthikiart Veerakitpanit, the sage adviser to the digital economy and society minister, both echoed the sentiment that returning the assets was a priority, a beacon of light in the dark world of cybercrime.

As the press conference drew to a close, the story of ufabet-JC, plat.beer777, and the linked cryptocurrency scheme read like a novel that was too enthralling to put down. It was a tale of digital age banditry, international intrigue, and ultimately, redemption and hope. For the victims, the promise of reclaiming their lost assets was a testament to the relentless pursuit of justice by the CCIB and its partners. As for the rest of us, it served as a compelling reminder of the hidden dangers lurking in the digital world and the heroes working tirelessly to keep it safe.


  1. TechJunkie April 23, 2024

    Wow, the sheer audacity of these criminals, using the internet as their playground. It’s insane to think how technology has evolved to become such a double-edged sword.

    • OldSchool April 23, 2024

      Back in my day, criminals had to actually work to pull off a heist. Now they just need a computer and some coding skills. Sad.

      • TechJunkie April 23, 2024

        I get your point, but don’t you think tech has also helped in catching these criminals? The CCIB’s sophisticated operation wouldn’t be possible without advanced tech.

    • CryptoKing April 23, 2024

      This is exactly why crypto gets a bad name! Not all of us are out here scamming people. Some of us believe in the future of finance.

      • Skeptic101 April 23, 2024

        Until the crypto world can guarantee safety from scams, it’s hard for the average person to trust it as the ‘future of finance’.

  2. JusticeWarrior April 23, 2024

    Finally, some action against these cyber criminals! But let’s be real, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more going on that we don’t see.

    • RealistRay April 23, 2024

      True, but let’s appreciate this win. It’s not every day you see 125M baht recovered and returned to victims. Kudos to the CCIB and all involved.

  3. CuriousCat April 23, 2024

    Does anyone else wonder how the victims will be identified and reimbursed? The process seems complicated given the anonymous nature of crypto.

    • DetailDevil April 23, 2024

      If you read closely, the Amlo’s verification process is mentioned as key. They’ll likely have to verify transactions and ownership of the crypto lost, which isn’t easy but not impossible.

      • CuriousCat April 23, 2024

        That makes sense, but it sounds like a long and tedious process. I wonder if all victims will finally see their money back.

  4. Skeptic101 April 23, 2024

    I’m just saying, where there’s a big bust, there’s often bigger players out there evading capture. This feels like a small victory in a much larger war.

    • HopefulHank April 23, 2024

      Every big journey starts with a small step, though. We’ve got to celebrate the victories we have, while staying vigilant for the next battle.

      • TechJunkie April 23, 2024

        Exactly! It’s about setting a precedent. Now, potential criminals know there’s a high chance they’ll get caught. It’s a step towards deterrence.

      • JusticeWarrior April 23, 2024

        Agreed, Hank. While we can’t catch every bad guy out there, showing that we can catch some is better than catching none at all.

  5. DigitalNomad April 23, 2024

    It’s fascinating and a bit frightening how intertwined crime has become with technology. Makes you wonder about the safety of online spaces.

    • CyberSecPro April 23, 2024

      That’s why digital literacy and cybersecurity practices are more important than ever. Knowing how to protect yourself online is crucial.

      • TechJunkie April 23, 2024

        Spot on, CyberSecPro. People need to be more proactive about their digital security, not wait until something bad happens.

  6. BubbleBurster April 23, 2024

    These big busts make headlines, but they hardly make a dent in the overall problem of online scams and cybercrime. It’s like cutting one head off a hydra.

  7. OptimisticOliver April 23, 2024

    While the challenge is daunting, progress like this is heartening. It shows that with concerted effort, we can at least begin to curb the tide of cybercrime.

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