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Video: Black tourist taken off the street in Pattaya for not having his passport

 

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A video published on the Facebook site of "Rak Siam News" showed a black man being confronted by immigration police in the Jomtien area of Pattaya.

 

In a brief altercation an immigration official suggests that he has the power to arrest the apparent tourist because he does not have his passport with him. 

 

"You don't have your passport," he says. "I can take you to immigration". 

 

The black man - believed to be from Cameroon - suggests that his passport is elsewhere before agreeing to go with the officers. 

 

The immigration officer grabs his arm as he is led away.

 

Ruk Siam News said that three people were arrested in Soi Yen Sabai in the Phratamnak 2 area. 

 

One was from Cameroon, one was from Laos and another was of unspecified nationality who was rambling and drunk. 

 

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Local immigration chief Somprot Sirisukkha said it was a job well done. Those arrested had cooperated with his men. 

 

The news media said that immigration in the resort were acting on the orders of deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan and the new head of immigration Maj-Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn. 

 

Source: Rak Siam News

 
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2 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

He was obviously on a very long nature hike, unable to get to his destination.

 

It's Jomtien so he is bound to be Russian and a very close friend of Comrade Smirnoff, or, if times are tough, he has been imbibing deoderant or some other household product containing alcohol.

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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

... and another was of unspecified nationality who was rambling and drunk. 

I guess that was me but I wasn't arrested and I have absolutely no clue who the other two guys were.

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15 minutes ago, balo said:

Well he could have told them his passport was in the hotel room, but it seems to me he didnt know if he had a passport.

He says  his passport is in his bag at the hotel  which is "just there"...

and "no I don't walk with my passport at this time"

 

So why on earth they dragged him off to immigration  instead of going to the "just over there" hotel room to look in his bag ?????????

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7 minutes ago, johng said:

He says  his passport is in his bag at the hotel  which is "just there"...

and "no I don't walk with my passport at this time"

 

So why on earth they dragged him off to immigration  instead of going to the "just over there" hotel room to look in his bag ?????????

Because....

 

(see post #7)

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He says  his passport is in his bag at the hotel  which is "just there"...
and "no I don't walk with my passport at this time"
 
So why on earth they dragged him off to immigration  instead of going to the "just over there" hotel room to look in his bag ?????????
The first post says his passport is " elsewhere". Doesn't have to be his hotel room.
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Some months ago a top immigration officer confirmed to the media that tourists don't  need to carry their passports around 24/7   though police can ask to see it at any time...obviously  a persons passport  is not very likely to be found at the immigration office.

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three people were arrested but the headline is black tourist.. not professional at all. last week it was black criminals but they all had visas... stop being racists and provide the right news

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15 minutes ago, johng said:

He says  his passport is in his bag at the hotel  which is "just there"...

and "no I don't walk with my passport at this time"

 

So why on earth they dragged him off to immigration  instead of going to the "just over there" hotel room to look in his bag ?????????

I don't have either my passport all the time and this is plainly another arbitrary rule in Thailand against tourists and foreigners in general. This rule is plainly making passport theft easier in forcing their guests to carry it all over.

 

They should rather hand over an easily carried paper or document, with the duration of stay. Some claim a phototocopy of the Passport is enough etc etc...but if you bump into an unfriendly officer who hates farangs and tourists (and there are a few), one could be in stew with a photocopy.

 

Just plain excessive bureaucracy and harassment from Thai immigration once again. And No...I would definately not approuve of having a bunch of chaps with flashy jakets or golden wings come and start fumbling in either my hotel room or any other place and who knows use the opportunity to extort a bribe or even steal something ?.....I mean how does one know what some of these chaps are capable of ?

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Ok, so you haven't watched the video in the first post ?
No I'm on my tablet so can't watch videos. If the black man said he left it in his hotel room they should let him go and get it, his room was probably just around the corner.
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