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I am confident that if the foreign media gets hold of the police and army intentions to raid houses in tourist islands and scare the s$it out of everybody they will advice tourists to flood Thailand.w00t.gif

And out of this super display of power with 756 heroes involved......they got 20 guns and some kratom leaves.

Costas, I live on Samui. Let me just tell you any such action is most welcome, no matter if they got 1 or 20 or 100 guns. It's the message that counts the most.

Samui is the only island / resort not touched by the military until now. Beg your pardon, they tried with the taxis.

So you fell for it. You can look at all the reports in all the newspapers and everyone of them will say 20 guns/fire arms but not one said they were illegal fire arms. The other problem is that the real mafia was never touched by this operation and will never be as they are the ones that supply the foot soldiers when there are protests in BKK.

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I am confident that if the foreign media gets hold of the police and army intentions to raid houses in tourist islands and scare the s$it out of everybody they will advice tourists to flood Thailand.w00t.gif

And out of this super display of power with 756 heroes involved......they got 20 guns and some kratom leaves.

easy to be flippant but a start is a start!....this place is becoming lawless an army presence i think is welcome.

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I am confident that if the foreign media gets hold of the police and army intentions to raid houses in tourist islands and scare the s$it out of everybody they will advice tourists to flood Thailand.w00t.gif

And out of this super display of power with 756 heroes involved......they got 20 guns and some kratom leaves.

Costas, I live on Samui. Let me just tell you any such action is most welcome, no matter if they got 1 or 20 or 100 guns. It's the message that counts the most.

Samui is the only island / resort not touched by the military until now. Beg your pardon, they tried with the taxis.

So you fell for it. You can look at all the reports in all the newspapers and everyone of them will say 20 guns/fire arms but not one said they were illegal fire arms. The other problem is that the real mafia was never touched by this operation and will never be as they are the ones that supply the foot soldiers when there are protests in BKK.

And you know this to be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth exactly how? Careful if you can't substantiate those "facts" - you could get labelled as a "Conspiracy Theorist' by one of our infamous RTP apologists!

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Lets say I want to go up Chaweng in order to shop at Big C and Makro.... It's maybe 20 minutes each way from where I live. If I do it by taxi then it'll cost me 1200 or perhaps 1000 on a good day if the gods are favouring me. Or... I can rent a car for the entire day for 600 Baht and even get a local lad to drive it for me for an additional 200 Baht.

Taxi: 1000 Baht minimum.

Hire car and chauffeur: 800 Baht.

It's a no brainer.

Holy crap, I had not realised how much you guys get ripped off by the local scumbags - luckily here in Bangkok we do have good and honorable taxi drivers (I am sure there must be SOME down there too), and although sometimes we do have issues with the service, it's nothing anywhere near as bad as that!

I usually catch a taxi home in the evening if I go out for a few drinks with my friends, and the 30 minute trip home comes out at about 130 baht on an average day (traffic wise).

Don't think I will be going down your way any time soon...

Regarding the op - I am delighted that the police are taking a serious stance on these criminal gangs, and I hope it continues - the naysayers are being extremely short-sighted - you can't expect to arrest hundreds simply because the police used a large force to "crack the nut" - the message and those few arrests are a very good start!

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I usually catch a taxi home in the evening if I go out for a few drinks with my friends, and the 30 minute trip home comes out at about 130 baht on an average day (traffic wise).

Minimum charge is 300 Baht and that will get you maybe 1.5km. North Lamai to south Lamai is 2.3km... 400 Baht.

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