Tags : Extortion

Pattaya

Pattaya police under investigation for extortion in drugs case

ONB News reported that the chief of police in Pattaya was investigating after an alleged case of extortion by officers and volunteers in Pattaya. A man referred to as “Ek” had contacted his sister after he and two friends were stopped by police and taken to a “safe house”. Full story: Thai Visa News Thai […]Read More

Phuket

Fake cop arrested for extorting Phuket business owners

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police today announced the arrest of a man who was wanted for pretending to be a policeman and extorting money from Phuket business owners. According to police, the man, Suchart Sombutchai, 34, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat had also carried out similar crimes in Pattaya but charges against him were later dropped. Full […]Read More

News

Airport Immigration Head Transferred for Demanding ‘Tips’

BANGKOK — The police officer in charge of border control at one of Bangkok’s international airports was removed and placed under investigation for allegedly extorting bribes from Chinese tourists, the immigration commander said Monday. Col. Janchai Daengprasert was accused of ordering officers to request “tips” from inbound tourists at Don Mueang Airport, who would not […]Read More

Bangkok

Bangkok traffic officer arrested and suspended for alleged extortion

A traffic police officer in Bangkok has been arrested and suspended from service after he allegedly demanded Bt10,000 from a young motorcyclist in exchange for not pursuing traffic violation charges. Pol Lance Corporal Chalermchai Yodkaew, 27, a traffic policeman with Vibhavadi Police Station was arrested at 3pm on Monday in a sting operation when he […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket Cops Probed for Extorting Foreigners

PHUKET — Fifteen police officers across the island of Phuket were placed under investigation Friday for allegedly arresting and extorting more than 100 foreigners. The probe into alleged massive graft involving tourist, immigration and regular police was launched after a citizen journalist accused the force of routinely rounding up foreign workers and their foreign employers […]Read More