Gambling tops arrests again

PHUKET: Gambling has once again topped the crime statistics in Phuket, with 139 arrests recorded between August 1 and 15.

The latest police figures show that other common crimes included possession or use of illegal narcotics – with 62 arrests and 200 ya bah (methamphetamine) tablets seized – and illegal immigration, with 21 people arrested.

Thirty people were arrested on prostitution-related charges while six were held for illegal possession of weapons. There were also 11 cases of embezzlement and six of fraud.

Violent crimes during the period included six murders, three cases of attempted murder and 20 cases of bodily harm.

Police received 53 complaints of offenses relating to property, including 43 cases of theft, five instances of vandalism, four snatchings and one case of receiving stolen goods. In addition, there were 14 cases of motorbike theft.

Phuket News

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