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Police crackdown on taxi and tuk-tuk drivers around Emerald Buddha Temple

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Police crackdown on taxi and tuk-tuk drivers around Emerald Buddha Temple

By Thai PBS

 

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More than 80 taxi and tuk-tuk drivers were arrested by police for allegedly taking advantage of foreign tourists around the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on Sunday.

 

The crackdown on taxi and tuk-tuk drivers by police from Chanasongkram and Phra Ratchawang police was led by Pol Maj-Gen Surachet Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police, in response to numerous complaints from tourists for being taken advantage of by the drivers in different forms, such as refusal to use taxi meters, taxi drivers posing as illegal guides, fare overcharging, intimidation and demanding commissions from jewelry and tailor’s shops.

 

Pol Maj-Gen Surachet said that all the taxi and tuk-tuk drivers catering to tourists around the famous temple would have their photos taken and their personal history recorded and their driving licenses suspended for up to three months if there were complaints against any of them by the tourists.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/police-crackdown-taxi-tuk-tuk-drivers-around-emerald-buddha-temple/

 
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Police suppress illegal activities against tourists

 

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BANGKOK, 18th June 2018 (NNT) - Police officers have arrested Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers who have been taking advantage of tourists. Legal charges will also be pressed against illegal tour guides and shops that sell substandard products to tourists. 

Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police Bureau Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet Hakphan on Sunday led officers from the bureau, 191 police division and Chana Songkhram Police Station to inspect Sanam Luang, one of the most famous tourist sites in Bangkok.

 

The operation was launched after police were notified that Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers were taking advantage of tourists by taking them to buy low quality products. 140 of them were arrested. 

Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet said these Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers damaged the country’s reputation and confirmed that police will strictly prevent similar cases. 

Police are also preparing to take legal action against four tour guides and 3-5 jewelry and suit shops alleged to have engaged in fraudulent conduct.

 
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How many million tourists never got to look inside The Grand Palace or Wat Po because of these a..holes lies ??

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Police crackdown on taxi and tuk-tuk drivers around Emerald Buddha Temple

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

 

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28 minutes ago, gjoo888 said:

They were there 30 years ago when I first went to the Grand Palace. The first thing I tell people that visit the palace is to ignore the touts who tell you it's closed. A friend of mine who visited recently, told me he accepted an offer from one of the tuk-tuk drivers who said the palace was closed, and had a nice half-day tour for 150 Baht and didn't buy anything at the gem shops or tailors that the tuk-tuk driver took him to.

he is lucky. this is a situation for getting abused and assaulted as 150Baht cannot even cover the fuel.

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