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Key suspect in macau888 gambling case and girlfriend fled weeks ago


AFTER the Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for seven more suspects in the macau888 online gambling network case police said a key suspect, Benz Daemon’s brother and his former actress girlfriend, fled overseas weeks ago, Sanook.com and Thai Rath newspaper said today (Feb. 28).

Wanted is Mr. Kittipong “Big” Kajornboonthavorn, 32, the third of four brothers with the eldest, Benz Daeman whose real name is  Mr. Chaiwat Kajornboonthavorn had recently surrendered to face charges after his former girlfriend, actress Arisara “Due” Thongburisut posted allegations on Facebook about this gambling network triggering a crackdown.

Pol.Lt.Gen.Worawat Watnakonbuncha, head of Cybercrime Investigation Bureau, said Big together with his girlfriend, former actress Ms Pulada Luechatham, 32, left Thailand on Jan. 16 just a day after Arisara’s expose.

The other five who are wanted were identified a Mr. Wanlop Kanjanapaphakun, 61,  Mr. Nuttakorn Khaekmek, 31, Ms. Sirilak Iiamyai, 25, Mr. Somsit Thanomwat, 30, and Ms. Thanattha Sansuk, 39.

Investigation reveals that Sirluk and Somsit have also fled to a neighbouring country while the other three are trying to do so with one of them having switched off the mobile phone.

If the seven suspects do not turn themselves in over the next two to three days the Police Foreign Affairs Division will be asked to issue a red Interpol notice for their arrest.

However investigation has to be completed first particularly questioning Arisara who plans to return to Thailand from Taiwan on March 16 with her lawyer not having yet coordinated on when this is to take place.


Mr. Kittipong “Big” Kajornboonthavorn and his girlfriend Ms Pulada Luechatham. Photos: Sanook.com

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