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"We can't have Thais taking advantage of tourists", says airport cop as rip-off taxi driver fined


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"We can't have Thais taking advantage of tourists", says airport cop as rip-off taxi driver fined

 

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Image: Tourist Police Bureau website on Facebook

 

The head of the tourist police at Bangkok's second airport Don Muang has said that Thais must not rip off foreigners, or their own nationals come to that.

 

Pol Maj-Gen Wiraphat Khamlapitch was quoted on the Tourist Police Bureau website on Facebook after they caught a taxi driver who tried to con a tourist out of 1,500 baht for a ride downtown.

 

Ten officials comprising tourist police, Department of Land Transport men and local district officials were pictured with the driver whose eyes were scribbled out. 

 

The report said that he was fined "heavily" on four charges.

 

The driver had been involved in taking a foreign tourist and his family from Don Muang to the city center that should cost a few hundred baht. 

 

It was reported at the time that the driver took the family back to Don Muang when they refused to pay what it said on the card.

 

Source: Tourist Police Bureau website on Facebook

 

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How about making a real example like stripping him if his taxi licence, Will send a better message than a paltry fine.

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Well I'm sure his 500 baht "heavy" fine will deter him from charging 1500 baht in the future.  Nope the next tourist he sees will be charged 2000.  This is what as known as a "cost of doing business" not a fine. 

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talk talk talk and more talk.

 

have more stringent punishment and  enforcement measures. only then you can hope to minimise this problem. punishment could include higher fines, custodial sentences and caning for repeat offenders,

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18 hours ago, nev said:

How about making a real example like stripping him if his taxi licence, Will send a better message than a paltry fine.

no better still complete the operation on his eyes. pictured with the driver whose eyes were scribbled out. 

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