Tattooed Thai gangster-turned-movie star arrested on gambling charges

Thai gangster-turned-actor Panya Yimumphai – famous for his function in ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ – was arrested on playing costs at a home in Pathum Thani, simply north of Bangkok, on Monday.
Thailand’s Cyber Police raided the property after Panya, higher known for his gang name Keng Laiprang (“Keng Camouflage”), posted a TikTok clip inviting his followers to gamble on an illegal website.
The police performed the clip to the Criminal Court which issued search warrants for 3 places in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Chiang Mai to grab evidence associated to Keng’s alleged crimes. The search operation started on Sunday.
Keng Laiprang was arrested beneath suspicion of, “directly or not directly persuading others to gamble” in violation of Section 12 of the Gambling Act (1935).
Initially, Keng confessed to the accusation. Exclusive mentioned that the playing web site hired him to promote and submit hyperlinks to their website on social media, paying him 200,000 baht per 30 days. He said he has been doing the job ever since his latest release from jail.
The gangster admitted that he thinks inciting children to gamble is mistaken. He stated the reason he took on the illegal job was because he didn’t have sufficient income regardless of having a number of enterprise ventures.
“I want to stop. But if I don’t have sufficient earnings, I’ll be tempted to do it once more,” he admitted in entrance of the Cyber Police.
Keng Laiprang has one of the most unforgettable faces in Thailand because of tattoos he acquired whereas serving an eight-year prison sentence for tried murder and theft. After he was released in 2011, he turned an internet star, buying millions of followers and endorsing manufacturers alongside the greatest way.
Then, Keng grew to become known internationally after starring as a gangster in the Muay Thai film ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ (2017) during which Billy Moore, an English boxer, is imprisoned at Thailand’s most infamous prison. The critically acclaimed film is predicated on a real story.
From a lifetime of crime to the red carpet, Keng Laiprang was pictured holding his thumbs up at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France in May 2017.
But Keng’s previous came again to haunt him as quickly as extra when he was sentenced to jail again for smuggling Yaba (“crazy drug”) into prison again in 2008. He discovered himself behind bars once more in August 2017..

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