Gambling tops arrest stats

PHUKET: Gambling once again topped the arrest statistics in March, according to figures provided by the Phuket Provincial Police. In the course of 136 raids, 223 people were arrested for gambling. Narcotics offences came second in the league, with 102 people arrested in the course of 96 busts. A total of 1,679 “ya bah” (methamphetamine) pills were seized. The other arrests included three for murder, two for attempted murder, seven for assault and one for sexual assault. Fourteen people were arrested for illegal possession of weapons and 27 for prostitution. There were 21 arrests for theft, one for deception and fraud, one for purse-snatching, three for motorcycle theft and four for vandalism.

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