Sunday, April 15, 2007

Thai Mafia Extorting Money from Illegal Immigrants,Tourists at Bangkok Bus Stations

Tourists, migrants searched, held, forced to part with money to secure own release

Bangkok Post

By Amornrat Mahitthirook and Manop Thip-osod

Ekamai and Southern bus terminals are known as hunting grounds for "mafia in khaki" who prey on foreign travellers and illegal aliens.

The mafia extort money from foreign tourists and illegal migrant workers who lack proper immigration documents. They arrest the migrants, and demand money in return for their release from custody, say bus terminal officials and witnesses.


Here is a link from that uncovers Tuk Tuk scams and cheating of tourists at The Grand Palace.

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