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Gamblers, bookies and bet runners arrested

As the FIFA World Cup draws to a close, police yesterday announced that from June 9 to July 3 they had arrested 3,771 gambling suspects - including 236 bookies and 110 bet-ticket runners while seizing Bt1.9 million in cash and almost Bt29 million in bet tickets.

National Police deputy chief General Aek Angsananon also announced that police had asked for the Information and Communication Technology Ministry to block 1,791 gambling websites. So far 1,227 websites have been blocked while the ministry is in the process of trying to block 564 more, he said.

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