BEWARE.... Bangkok's Airport Duty Free Shops.- You can get jailed for shopping there.
hey buddies: spread news to ur family members,freinds,relatives to be careful at bangkok airport fraudlant arrests are being made ,due to duty
free shops staff purposely put some extra stuff in ur purchased stuff, then police arrests,and they share such money with each other for their
own needs,or greed,but you may suffer humilation ,arrests,and money losses,
INDIANS' ASSOCIATION OF TAIPEI
An Indian was detained in Bangkok for stealing a box of cigarettes in a duty-free shop in Bangkok International Airport. He had paid for chocolates and a carton of cigarettes. The cashier put a packet of cigarettes into his bag and he thought it was a free pack. He was arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was 30,000 Bhat for his release.
He spent two nights in jail and paid 500 Baht for an air-cond cell, 200-300 baht for each visitor, and 11,000 baht for his final release. The Police shared the money in front of his eyes. On top of that, he was charged in court and fined 2,000 baht by the magistrate and handcuffed and escorted to his plane. His passport was stamped "Thief". While there, his relatives requested help from the Indian Embassy and was told that they are helpless, many Asians are victimised similarly daily and letters and phone-calls to the Thai Authorities are ignored.
He shared a cell with a Singaporean the 1st night who paid 60,000 baht for his release. The 2nd night was an Malaysian national who paid 70,000 baht
Mind you this was not in a shanty shop in downtown Bangkok but in a duty free shop in Bangkok Int'l Airport.
PS: Above is 100% correct information- because Mr.Rajan Khera's customer from India faced exactly the same scenerio mentioned above when he was in transit at Bangkok Int'l Airport coming to Taipei.
Edited by Stuart, 2009-05-12 13:26:22.