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Bad reporting again. Is it a 10 day overstay or something else.  A phone call if someone at the news agency speaks Thai could solve the whole thing.  

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7 hours ago, Isaanbiker said:

We don't know why he didn't cross the bridge, could he have some personal issues? But that doesn't seem to matter, does it? 

 

Ah yes. The " I didn't know it was loaded" defense.

 

If a foreigner were found in most farang countries without a valid visa/permission to stay, would they pat him on the back and say " Have a nice day?" 

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1 hour ago, stanleycoin said:

A cop is a cop in Thailand.

The guy is 69 years old.

And 5 big cops all standing behind him, 

The big bust of the century.

This should not,  have even made any news. 

It's just more fuel for the xenophobia fire,  that is burning so bright at present.

Good day.

 

 

 

1. I'm fairly confident that they get assigned their duties. You think they decide what they will do that day by themselves?

2. Yeah, and? At what age do the rules change?

3. It's their office, they can do what they like.

4. I would have said that was Dolly Parton.

5. You don't think that it might be in the spirit of 'hey boys, get your docs right, or we'll find you?'

6. Maybe a bit left over for the paranoia fire too, hey, that seems to be roaring out of control in some quarters?

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38 minutes ago, Myran said:

So you think immigration should travel around Thailand to arrest people who drive poorly? Or what was the point of your post?

65 dead people or 10 day overstay old falang = Get him, get him now !!!!!!!!!

 

Yes, i think the police should concentrate there efforts elsewhere.

move a few thousand, photo op boys, and Big joke buddies, to different desks,  payroll stays the same.

But it sure is hard to get,  the Thai authorities to care about any real things.

they all have, the it's not my job attitude or just don't care at all.

 

BTW, think immigration Police, have the same,  if not more powers than the average cop, so why not get them to do some real work in the community.

thats my point, whats yours ?:coffee1:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, phuketrichard said:

whenever you leave by land ur stamped out, you LEGALLY need enter another country before you return to the previous one.

Thai's and most countries check for the entry/exit stamp.

Flying in is something else thou.

We don't get stamps in Australia. If thats the case why when I leave Bangkok get stamp then into Sydney no stamp, then back to Bangkok no questions.

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6 minutes ago, Traubert said:

1. I'm fairly confident that they get assigned their duties. You think they decide what they will do that day by themselves?

2. Yeah, and? At what age do the rules change?

3. It's their office, they can do what they like.

4. I would have said that was Dolly Parton.

5. You don't think that it might be in the spirit of 'hey boys, get your docs right, or we'll find you?'

6. Maybe a bit left over for the paranoia fire too, hey, that seems to be roaring out of control in some quarters?

Ok mate. Dolly Parton, it was yellow pill today not the blue one.

 

That photo, of 5 big guys making a massive bust of an old 69 year Falang

who has most likely made a silly mistake, says a 1000 words to me,

but just one is better.

Xenophobia. :jap:

 

 

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5 minutes ago, stanleycoin said:

BTW, think immigration Police, have same if not more powers than the average cop, so why not get them to do some real work in the community.

thats my point, whats yours ?:coffee1:

Their mandate is to deal with immigrations matters not whatever seems more interesting when they come to work some mornings.

 

Possibly in your country meter maids are sometimes assigned to tackle surveillance of possible terrorists if that seems more important than parking in a no parking zone?

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Another crazed foreign psychopath  arrested for over stay surely the incredibly brave officers carrying out such a dangerous arrest deserve a few medals and ribbons for their uniform this always looks better in the photo ops’, and the criminal should spend at least 20 years in prison for such a heinous crime against the Thai people then passport stamped life ban from Thailand it’s the only way or next the evil criminal ones will be staying 14 days over.  

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10 minutes ago, Centra said:

We don't get stamps in Australia. If thats the case why when I leave Bangkok get stamp then into Sydney no stamp, then back to Bangkok no questions.

UK same.

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He'll probably die in captivity.  Death penalty for 10 day overstay seems a bit harsh but understandable.  

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It appears that confusion is a chargeable offence nowadays. But only if you are an ageing alien! 

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Nong Khai is easy to re-enter having been stamped out. Once, having been stamped out I was about to board the bus to cross over to Laos when I realised I had left my bags in the mini-bus which had returned to Udon Thani airport. I jumped the barrier to retrieve my bags - so I had re-entered Thailand illegally. Some hours later with bags in hand I attempted to exit Thailand once again. I tried to explain my situation to the IO.  The IO was really confused and was getting more aggrieved by the minute. In the end she said "What do you want to do?" I replied "Go to Laos" She stamped my passport with another exit stamp with the same date and said, "Now Go!!!"

 

When exiting Thailand, there is a separate exit point for those on overstay and it is clearly signed, he should have been directed there. Maybe he thought if I simply do a quick turn around I won't have to travel to Laos and pay the $35 entry fee and also  he did not want to pay the 1,000 Baht over-stay penalty. 

 

I think had it been a simple case of 10 day over-stay it would have been ok, but his mistake was to re-enter illegally making it look irregular and suspicious.

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5 hours ago, MaxYakov said:

Someone should send these overzealous, OCD IOs to the US southern border to train the border patrol agents there in illegal migrant apprehension.

maybe find Red Bull Man?

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Absolutely enthralling story?

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