Illegals top Feb crime stats

PHUKET: Illegal immigration topped crime statistics for February 1 to 23 with 203 illegal migrants arrested, according to figures just released by the Phuket Provincial Police. Arrests for gambling coming in second, with 194 people taken into custody in the course of 106 raids. Police apprehended another 46 people for prostitution and made 34 arrests for possession or use of illegal drugs. Three ya bah (methamphetamine) tablets were seized. Another 10 arrests were made for glue-sniffing. There were 22 reports of crimes against the person, including three murders, one case of attempted murder and 18 cases of actual bodily harm. Police received 68 complaints of offenses to property, comprising 43 cases of theft, eight cases of robbery, six cases of embezzlement, five cases of vandalism, four cases of fraud and two cases of purse-snatching. Police have arrested 34 people in relation to these reports.

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