Phuket Noise: Villagers' Complaints Spark Raid in Phuket News Posted October 13, 2012 Cheeryble You must be a real noob. The Thais have a far worse view of their own police force than the foreigners here. If you think that Thais are scrutinising this forum looking for negative comments regarding their own police, you are seriously mistaken. Stay here a while, open a bar perhaps, learn to read the Thai papers and you will discover that the police are systemically corrupt. Money has to be passed up from the bottom to the next rank above every month. Where do you think this money comes from? Father Christmas? If you open a large pub in Phuket, you will be paying the police a hefty sum every month, I guarantee it. Spot on with the 'money must be passed from bottom to next rank'. However, the farang owner of the Drift Inn on Phuket pays nothing. No Thai front girl either.