In Thailand, police reportedly arrested four South Korean men over the weekend for operating an alleged illegal online sportsbetting operation out of a rented house in the resort city of Pattaya.

According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, the detained are aged between 35 and 26 and were named locally as Jeong Kyu-Jin, Han Kyo-Reh, Choi Sung-Min and Bae Jeong-Hwan.

The Pattaya Daily News newspaper reported that the four were each found in possession of a personal computer while the group moreover held a pair of Internet routers, a list of customers and a calculator. Upon questioning, they allegedly admitted to having been hired by a South Korean third-party to oversee the clandestine operation in exchange for monthly salaries of approximately $1,700.

Although their illegal sportsbetting service reportedly targeted South Korea-based punters, the four are now due to stand trial for breaking provisions of the south-east Asian nation’s Gambling Act Of 1935 and could be sentenced to jail terms of three months to three years alongside fines from $14 to $142.

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