Three senior Bang Na police officers axed after a casino raid by troops

Three senior police officers of Bang Na police station were abruptly transferred to inactive posts at the Metropolitan Police Bureau after army troops raided an illegal casino in Sukhumvit Soi 107 Friday night and arrested 46 gamblers together with several gambling equipments.

The raid was carried out by troops from the 2nd cavalry division of the royal guards reportedly after many complaints were lodged with the military against the presence of the illegal gambling den in Soi Baring allegedly operated by a local politician.

The military seized 560,000 baht in cash and an account detailing the under-the-table expenses of the illegal casino since last March.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Sivara Rangsipromkul said that three senior Bang Na police officers were abruptly transferred pending an investigation.

The three axed police officers were the superintendent of the police station and his two deputies.