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Police again extorting foreigners that dont carry passport

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Anyone else experience this?  Have copy of passport but police at roadside checkpoint say the fine at station is 5000 baht (BS) and do not honor request to go to police station. 

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13 minutes ago, tonray said:

Where ?

 a checkpoint leaving sukumwit nana area heading for petburi road towards asoke

 

 

ps; as passenger in tuk tuk

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How exactly are they extorting money? Ask you to pay an on the spot fine? Do they pressure you somehow besides of saying that at the police station you would have to pay 5000thb?

You have to carry your passport, if you don't carry it you can probably be fined, i don't know for how much, but you would of course pay this at the police station.

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14 minutes ago, dfdgfdfdgs said:

What type of police?  Immigration police or normal police?

 

normal traffic stop police that try to get cash from motorists

 

 

i asked them what station they are from and they said phaya thai but would not take me there.

 

they play the "inconvenience you" game .    finally one asked for money to buy "cola" as in coca cola.

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6 minutes ago, tonray said:

Likely working with the tuk-tuk operator too.

 

possible but the tuk tuk ran the police checkpoint and 2 cops on a bike caught up with him. i heard one cop trying to extort 20000 from driver accusing him of using heroin

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2 minutes ago, atyclb said:

possible but the tuk tuk ran the police checkpoint

 

So therein lies the problem.  If the driver stopped then this would almost certainly not have happened.

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