Prostitute nabbed for drugging, robbing British tourist, but money gone

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A British man drugged and robbed by a Beach Road prostitute won’t be getting his 60,000 baht back after police discovered the 48-year-old hooker had already spent the money.

Alan Edwin Basham, 60, lost 1,150 British pounds and 4,500 baht in the Nov. 21 robbery from his hotel room. Police said the suspect, Jidapa Mul-udd, had slipped a tranquilizer into the Barcardi Breezer she gave Basham after he picked her up off the beach near Soi 12.

Jidapa Mul-udd (right) was caught at the Cambodian border in Chantaburi. Jidapa Mul-udd (right) was caught at the Cambodian border in Chantaburi.

Hotel employees, who took a copy of Jidapa’s identification card, helped police identify the suspect and police caught up with her at the Cambodian border in Chantaburi. They money, however, was gone.

Police said Jidapa confessed to the crime, saying she spent the money to repay a loan shark and purchase necessities for her family.