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“Sneaky” Swiss thieves set to spend Christmas in Thai jail after airport theft

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3 minutes ago, off road pat said:

they might also catch a disease like Hepatitis in jail, quite common here with the food !?...well, one stupid mistake could change there whole life !!!

you don't know enough about hepatitis...

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46 minutes ago, off road pat said:

what I meant is that Hepatitis A cannot be considered serious enough to paint a gloomy picture of it being a condition that " could change there(sic) whole life "...

 

About 114 million infections (asymptomatic and symptomatic) occurred all together in 2015. Acute hepatitis A resulted in 11,200 deaths in 2015.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_A#Epidemiology

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3 minutes ago, surangw said:

same  fuss if it happend to a farang ?

I don t think the thieving Swiss is being vilified because he stole from a Thai.  I don t think the outrage would be any less if the victim was farang.

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3 hours ago, pattayadon said:

hmmm?  This has scam written all over it after reading "Shaurene's" post.  Drug dealers, counterfitters, etc etc leave all the time and are not recognized.  1 notebook stolen from a passenger a week+ earlier immediately sets off alarms and whistles and they go as far as searching their luggage.  hmmm?  Does the word "entrapment" mean anything in here?  Security is looking suspiciously good here.   I'd like to hear the end of this story come January 11th.

What has the word  ' entrapment ' got to do with anything?

I realise that in the USA it means something and may be used as some sort of defense for the mentally retarded offender but let's get real..... Don't take stuff that doesn't belong to you! 

If someone stole a garden gnome that was sitting at the front of your house..... Could this be entrapment? 

If the garden gnome wasn't there then the urge to steal would not have occurred? 

 

Bit like saying it was the farangs fault in an accident.... If farangs had not come to Thailand the accident would not have happened. 

Pretty poor reason for defense  in my book. 

Your view may differ. 

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3 hours ago, pattayadon said:

hmmm?  This has scam written all over it after reading "Shaurene's" post.  Drug dealers, counterfitters, etc etc leave all the time and are not recognized.  1 notebook stolen from a passenger a week+ earlier immediately sets off alarms and whistles and they go as far as searching their luggage.  hmmm?  Does the word "entrapment" mean anything in here?  Security is looking suspiciously good here.   I'd like to hear the end of this story come January 11th.

Caught them on video stealing, did a photo recognition with immigration, found out who they were and when they were leaving and were waiting for them at the airport upon departure .

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3 hours ago, pattayadon said:

hmmm?  This has scam written all over it after reading "Shaurene's" post.  Drug dealers, counterfitters, etc etc leave all the time and are not recognized.  1 notebook stolen from a passenger a week+ earlier immediately sets off alarms and whistles and they go as far as searching their luggage.  hmmm?  Does the word "entrapment" mean anything in here?  Security is looking suspiciously good here.   I'd like to hear the end of this story come January 11th.

 

Who cares if it was entrapment.  Police use bait cars to catch car thieves.  let them rot in jail and then get deported back to Switzerland

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1 minute ago, isaanbanhou said:

 

Who cares if it was entrapment.  

Off course it wasn't. the Police are not going to let 40 000 Bahts worth of computer walk out the door , knowing they may never see it again .

If it was entrapment, they would have arrested them there and then at the time of theft

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3 hours ago, pattayadon said:

hmmm?  This has scam written all over it after reading "Shaurene's" post.  Drug dealers, counterfitters, etc etc leave all the time and are not recognized.  1 notebook stolen from a passenger a week+ earlier immediately sets off alarms and whistles and they go as far as searching their luggage.  hmmm?  Does the word "entrapment" mean anything in here?  Security is looking suspiciously good here.   I'd like to hear the end of this story come January 11th.

5555. scam?? entrapment?? really?? just a little thief who got busted. i actually reckon they'll be home by christmas but wouldn't want to be them now

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I bet the police could run hundreds of sting operations weekly at BKK and many many tourists or other people would be caught taking stuff left unattended. 

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1 hour ago, sanemax said:

Off course it wasn't. the Police are not going to let 40 000 Bahts worth of computer walk out the door , knowing they may never see it again .

If it was entrapment, they would have arrested them there and then at the time of theft

If I were the police, I would do something like this a hundred times a month.  The computer doesn't have to be a good one, it just has to look like it is a good one.  Put some fine looking but empty piece of crap in a nice new sealed box that looks new. heck, they got shrink wrapping available right there in the airport!  I don't see how leaving something on a seat could ever be called entrapment. 

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14 hours ago, spectrumisgreen said:

How stupid can pretty much all the folks involved be? First you're a thief - not good - but stealing something in a very public place with plenty of CCTV cameras watching over the area? Then you go back, try to 'innoccently' pass through said very public place at a later date - okay, you've gotta get home, but shouldn't you have thought about that in the first place, must have brains like a swiss cheese  (whoops, <deleted> em, haha!) - and hope everyone's just forgot, or didn't notice in the first place, yeah? And  THEN there's the owner who left their 40,000 baht laptop unattened, like its a good idea to EVER leave ANYTHING of your valuables unattended!.. not forgetting, of course, that in an airport even a small, apparently innocuous, kit bag could quite rightly removed and destroyed by security as a potential explosive device!!! As you basically say.. lock em ALL up.. maybe these eejits could spend Christmas figuring out how to play games like 'Pass The Parcel' together!!! :saai::sad::shock1:   :wai:

I still wish they would show the video of the person leaving the laptop box

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