PHUKET: Statistics released today by Phuket Provincial Police, covering crimes committed between December 1 and 25, showed that 144 people were arrested for gambling in the course of 116 raids. Drug possession was next on the list with 122 arrests. There were 46 arrests for robbery and theft. Prostitutes were arrested 31 times and 19 people were held for possessing firearms illegally. There were 14 arrests for assault and battery and three for attempted murder.
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