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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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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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covered in tattoos, never been searched, could be my tattos are sak yants but i look a little dodgy although i'm totally the opposite.

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On the road to Nong Khai, I was driving 180 kph. The police stopped me, they fined me 400B and asked me to drive a bit more slowly.

And also I turn right in front of World Trade where I was supposed to go straight. They asked for 1,000 and we settled for 200

That's about it

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

They'll search the old guys also for drugs ( performance enhancers ) ! Shake downs at Ekamai bus station commonplace .....don't forget your prescriptions now !!

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I have been stopped twice. Once in a taxi during the red shirt protest. They got me out of the taxi for a search. Very intimidating but no problems. Second time was in September at Ekami bus station. 3 cops surrounded me and searched me and my bags. They Also had a hold of my passport for longer than what was comfortable. Again all very intimadating. They said they were searching for bombs. I had a lot of prescription meds with me. But they accepted my explanation that they were for my heart and they let me rush off to Nana for a few drinks to calm my nerves :-)

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Yeah. Ekkamai bus station seems to be a favourite place. When they stopped me there they were intent on rummaging through my backpack. However, when they saw my passport and realised i was British, they were far more interested in talking about football than my bag lol

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Once in Bangkok, my Thai wife was with me (but she gets call a foreigner all the time), cops asked for my passport and what I was doing as I was walking out of MBK with a bag of new clothes, only other time was in Chumphon when the cop who lives in the same street introduced my to his superior officer who invited me to have coffee, they paid and always give me a friendy wave.

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I got a ticket once, 100 Baht for not wearing my helmet. Annoying part is I had to wait in a queue for around 10 minutes as they had someone else at the intersection processing the paperwork for the tickets, seemed strange as I'd heard a lot about police corruption, but excessive paperwork would imply that everything was as it should be lol.

Other time I was stopped, they asked for my licence, my gf told them we were on our way to immigration and they just forgot about asking for my licence and let us go (Which was fortunate, as I didn't have my licence at the time).

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I've been stopped and fined for throwing cig buts, drink driving not wearing a helmet and that was all on the same day, clap2.gif

You'll be glad to know i'm a responsible law abiding citizen now.......in my own country!thumbsup.gif

For the record - No tatooscheesy.gif

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Do the police have the any legal right to stop and search, if so can anyone post the relevant law.

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Why do they stop you? Because they can.

What are the reasons? Pick 'em.

Most likely reason? To shake you down and see if there is an opportunity to get some.

Rarely will a Thai person dressed up in one of these uniforms fulfill the office of law abiding duties that go with the privilage and principle of wearing that specific uniform.

Primarily these Thai people, who are dressed up in any uniform, are only fulfilling the office and duty of their own avarice. The uniform is nothing more than a means to their own selfish ends.

Just put up with it for now until you get more experience under your belt; and as you get to know the system you'll figure it out and arrive at your own solutions to their very simple ways and idiosyncrosies.

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Has anybody ever seen a Thai cop doing their job? Eg. stopping bikes riding on the footpath (excluding their fellow officers), pulling over a bike with a child pillion without a helmet, arresting criminals selling porn? Now that would be Amazing Thailand.

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In 8 years only stopped twice on the road and never whilst walking...old and bald.

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Never, been here off and on since 1970, Full time since 2010. And I walk a lot. day time and night time.

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