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Stopped By The Police

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I have been stopped by the police and searched three times in about 7 years of living in Bangkok. The first time was arriving at ekamai bus station when getting of the bus after travelling from trat. The second time was at kao sarn road and the third time in the car park of tesco lotus at Rama4 road. Each time my bag was searched, but after the police found nothing i was allowed to go on my way with no problems. Just out of interest, I'd like to know how many times other people have been stopped and what were their experiences.

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Never.

You must look abit suspicious.whistling.gif

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I am just another bald headed type. The first two times i was stopped i can understand why because of the locations. The time at tesco was odd though. The police asked what I was doing there. I replied since it was tesco, I was shopping. Maybe they just wanted to practice their English.

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Never.

You must look abit suspicious.whistling.gif

Same here - never in nine years.

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Once in Sukhuvit about 3 years ago , he went through my backpack and wallet and then told me that i must carry my passport at all times ,no problem but a little bit worried though.

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Never in 12 years. You mentioned " bald headed type", any visible tattoos?

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I am one of those harmless looking skinny dudes in his twenties without tats, beer belly or broken teeth and i have been stopped at least 10 - 15 times in 5 years.

One morning at around 10am i was just walking to the gym and 2 cops on a motorbike stopped me and asked for my passport.

The other time while going through the airport right after you pass the customs area.

I also got searched on multiple police check points while sitting in a taxi. Every time around 9pm on weekends near asoke. If you come from the bangkok stock exchange and drive to the asoke intersection. There seems to be a regular checkpoint. Every time i have to get out of the car, empty my pockets, hand over my money (which they count) and explain 'my agenda'. Bit of a pain but i was never bothered for bribe money.

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I have no tattoos. Maybe I am just unlucky. I think I need some luck from the 'lucky man' Indian fellas.

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I have no tattoos. Maybe I am just unlucky. I think I need some luck from the 'lucky man' Indian fellas.

Dont worry - i dont think it has anything to do with your appearance. I have been stopped in shorts and sandles as well as in proper business atire. Wrong place, wrong time - thats all wink.png

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Never been searched or stopped on foot in all my time living there or on any annual visit. (I've got lots of tats but I don't display them in BKK ..... and I proudly still have a full head of hair)

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Corrupt police see. FARANG ATM...not bald/tattoos. If they can...They will find a way to receive a payoff. I'm sick of criminals stopping me. Who is stopping them?

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I have no tattoos. Maybe I am just unlucky. I think I need some luck from the 'lucky man' Indian fellas.

Dont worry - i dont think it has anything to do with your appearance. I have been stopped in shorts and sandles as well as in proper business atire. Wrong place, wrong time - thats all wink.png

Yes, I think you're right about "wrong place" sad.png

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They know the old guys are just here for the sex, and figure the young ones are druggies.

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They know the old guys are just here for the sex, and figure the young ones are druggies.

Yes. I agree. I am in my 30's and I figured they were searching for drugs. I am just relieved they didn't place any in my bag when they were searching it. The experience however was quite nerve wracking even though I had nothing to hide.

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That will teach you not to walk in bkk...never been searched in 17 years, but did assist today with some 'drink money' at a BiB's 'suggestion' to avoid paperwork for speeding in issan. First time.

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They know the old guys are just here for the sex, and figure the young ones are druggies.

Yes. I agree. I am in my 30's and I figured they were searching for drugs. I am just relieved they didn't place any in my bag when they were searching it. The experience however was quite nerve wracking even though I had nothing to hide.

They generally only do that when they want to get you for something else, messing with a cops daughter/wife etc.

The normal scam that way is to have a "licensed dealer" turn over a certain number of suckers per week after selling them stuff in the bars around KSR, to show the public they're keeping on top of the problem 8-)

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Never been searched in 7 years been stopped in car twice once was looking for money wife told him no and we left other time no tax on car wife forgot to get it paid 100 baht and went.

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Often. Thong Lo police are the worst.

**Serious Face** "You No Passport?"

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Never in 12 years. You mentioned " bald headed type", any visible tattoos?

Never in 10 yrs. It could be the mask that gives you away and the Bank bag.

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Semper, on 2012-11-02 17:59:14, said:

Never in 12 years. You mentioned " bald headed type", any visible tattoos?

Never in 10 yrs. It could be the mask that gives you away and the Bank bag.

Dam. That must have been it. I never thought the police would notice.

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