Police nab more illegal immigrants

PHUKET: Between similar periods in May and June, the number of arrests of illegal immigrants rose from 61 to 133, statistics from the Phuket Provincial Police reveal. The latest figures, covering June 1 to June 24, also show that 26 people were arrested for glue-sniffing and three more were held for possession and sale of ya bah (methamphetamine) in that period. Twenty ya bah pills were seized. Gambling arrests fell, with 56 people arrested in June compared to 96 arrests in the same period of May. In the June period, there were four arrests in five murder cases, one arrest for manslaughter and four arrests in seven incidents of assault. Police also arrested 19 people involved in 32 cases of theft. Six cases of bag-snatching led to four arrests. Ten people were arrested for illegal possession of firearms.

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