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Ladyboy prostitute Gam is used to being arrested, paying a fine to police for soliciting, and then being released almost immediately to continue her work.   

But since Pattaya's new police commander started getting tough on street walkers, Gam and other prostitutes say they are spending the night in custody in a police office.

"Getting arrested is not something new," said Gam, a tall, slender ladyboy in her twenties, scouting for customers on Pattaya's City Beach Road last week. "We all have been through this before. All we have to do is pay the fine and get back to work.

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