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Be Careful While shopping


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Not sure if this is true or false, posting this in the interest of humanity to be vigilant, not only for the city mentioned in the below story, but also everywhere we shop.
An Indian was detained in Bangkok for stealing a box of cigarettes in a duty-free shop in Bangkok International Airport .
He had paid for chocolates and a carton of cigarettes. The cashier put a packet of cigarettes extra into his bag and he thought it was a free pack.

He was arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was 30,000 Baht for his release.

He spent two nights in jail and paid 500 Baht for an air-conditioned cell, 200-300 baht for each visitor and

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11,000 baht for his final release.

The Police shared the money in front of his eyes. On top of that, he was charged in court and fined 2,000 baht by the magistrate and handcuffed and escorted to his plane.

His passport was stamped "Thief". While there, his relatives requested help from the Indian Embassy and was told that they are helpless, many Asians are victimized similarly daily and letters and phone-calls to the Thai authorities are ignored.
He shared a cell with a Singaporean the first night who paid 60,000 baht for his release. The second night was a Malaysian national who paid 70,000 baht.


Mind you this was not in a shanty shop in downtown Bangkok but in a duty free shop at the Bangkok Int'l Airport . BE WARNED.
The above is 100% correct information because Mr Rajan Khera's customer from India faced exactly the same scenario mentioned above when he was in transit at Bangkok Int'l Airport coming to Taipei.

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