Phuket town market

The military go shopping – for stores ripping off tourists

More than 200 military officers along with tourist police on Wednesday raided five shops believed to be involved in “zero-dollar” tours that rip off tourists by charging inflated prices for their products and services.

Led by acting deputy chief of the Thai Tourist Police, Maj-General Surachet Hakpan, the team started at the snake farm in Chalong (Thaiko Natural Health), which offers snake shows and sells products made from snakes.

Full story: The Nation

By Phuket Gazette / The Nation

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