Prostitution? Odds are against it

PHUKET: Latest police statistics reveal a big contrast between the crimes of prostitution and gambling in the period between August 1 and August 25. While 223 people were arrested for gambling in that period, up by 21 over the same period in July, there was not a single arrest for prostitution, compared with the 12 made between July 1 and July 25. There were 114 gambling raids, up from 102. The statistics show 119 narcotics cases with 128 people arrested, including 54 over ya bah (methamphetamine). Police seized 1,900 ya bah pills. There was one murder, one attempted murder and three cases of manslaughter. None of these cases has been solved. Thirteen cases of assault were reported, of which 11 were solved. One rape was reported and an arrest made. There were also 195 arrests for illegal immigration.

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