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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 20:14
brucegoniners

X Ray Screening of Bags at Suvarnabumi Airport

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Hey all,

 

Do you know if customs is now x-raying bags at Suvarnabumi Airport?

 

Please only comment if you’ve arrived there in the last 2 weeks.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I arrived 2+ months ago but friends of mine come last week and they had the same. Yes they are screening some bags as we came through customs, but as there was several people in front of me they told me to go through. My friend wasn't so lucky they stopped him. Not a problem as he didn't have anything that was dodgy. So if your thinking of bringing anything that's as stated dodgy be extra careful.

 

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17 minutes ago, brucegoniners said:

Thanks. Nothing dodgy, just some supplements they may want to tax.

Worth how much? 

landed at DMK yday, they xrayed a lot of people - more than normally. I didn't get xrayed tho, me and gf were one of the few they winked through actually.

 

They mostly xray thais/chinese that come from abroad, as those often bring stuff to resell here. They are usually not interested in westerners at all from my experience.

 

20 000 THB is the free amount on personal goods u won't have to declare, this is for new items u are bringing in and would also apply to your supplements.

 

http://www.customs.go.th/list_strc_simple_neted.php?ini_content=individual_160503_03_160905_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_01_160421_01#targetText=Personal belongings in reasonable quantity,or restricted goods or food&targetText=For the excess quantities of,prosecution will be carried out.

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Not screened recently, but the time they did they didn't even look at the xray.

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I came through Suvarnabhumi 2 weeks ago and about 1 in 20 people were having their bags x-rayed. They were all Asian.

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For the excess quantities of cigarettes, tobacco or alcoholic beverages, they must be dropped in the box provided by Customs, 

 

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The favourite target for checks at Customs in swampy seems to be young Asian women from what I've seen.

Admittedly, only flying in twice a year, that's not exactly a comprehensive survey.

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Maybe the point is missed? responses here are the customs group who randomly screen bags on exit. Its the bags once they loaded into the airport for the carousel that get screened. I took my suitcase off the carousel to go upstairs for domestic travel and there was a new sticker on it screened by Swampy.

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42 minutes ago, Wiggy said:

I came through Suvarnabhumi 2 weeks ago and about 1 in 20 people were having their bags x-rayed. They were all Asian.

the British interpretation of Asian ?

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19 minutes ago, legend49 said:

Maybe the point is missed? responses here are the customs group who randomly screen bags on exit. Its the bags once they loaded into the airport for the carousel that get screened. I took my suitcase off the carousel to go upstairs for domestic travel and there was a new sticker on it screened by Swampy.

 

That's normal, all bags get screened for security. If they see something suspicous and open yours you get a sticker imo.

That's also why you need to use a TSA lock in case you lock your bag, so they can open it without using a wire cutter.

 

The want to install xray scanners at the baggage drop tho and xray again everything, thats the new thing they reported about, but from what i saw at least at DMK those arent installed yet, 2 weeks ago i came from mauritius to swampy there also seemed to be nothing new installed.

 

The xray directly at luggage belt is to detect smuggled goods i suppose but should not effect anyone just carrying his usual stuff, i would guess they will get rid of the scanners on exit after the belt scanners are installed

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4 minutes ago, wombat said:

the British interpretation of Asian ?

Sorry, you've lost me. I'm not sure what the British interpretation of Asian is.

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Returned thru Swampy yesterday (Monday) and breezed thru the X-ray team like greased lightning- all three staffers were preoccupied with themselves. About 30 folks ahead of us also weren't stopped. FYI😂

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Arrived  from KL at Suvarnaphumi last Sun. No x-ray.

but the custom guy was looking into people’ face...

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