Funeral gambling session raided
Six policemen yesterday raided a gambling operation set up at a local residence in Nakhon Si Thammarat that was hosting a funeral rite, seizing about Bt160,000 in alleged gambling money.
The raid angered people at the funeral, as a relative of the host said he had paid Bt10,000 to police to allow them to gamble, which is a custom at some funerals.
They claimed four police arrested the gamblers while two others rushed to seize about Bt160,000 and left.
Angered by this, gamblers detained the four police, until others turned up and negotiated their release.