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Chiang Mai: 100 armed police arrest foreigners for not carrying passports

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Fortunately , don't get this sort of thing outside the main tourist areas. Life goes quietly by with very few hassles.

for now!!

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Fortunately , don't get this sort of thing outside the main tourist areas. Life goes quietly by with very few hassles.

for now!!

Actually exactly this happened a couple of months ago in that tourist hot spot.. Udon !!

Police stopped anyone leaving bars, no passports were then arrested / detained / etc and were not released until someone went and got the passport for them.. Single guys without GFs etc had to send bar staff with keys or codes to safe deposit boxes !!

Who knew Udon was such a 'main tourist area' !!

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This is just another arm to the fight against crime in Thailand since the army took over..

It is a bit like throwing sh1t at a wall and hoping some of it sticks......personally I am not a criminal and have nothing to hide...if I am unlucky enough to be picked up without my passport and among the group the cops find a drug dealer a member of isis planning something or some child molester then I have no problem with it as long as the police are not just looking for tea money or being a$$0?els

Things ain't what they used to be and the public should be prepared to work hand in hand with the police.

Not going to die if you spend an hour getting your passport and allowing to check you out

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what is the big deal about carrying identification. some TV members are sensible and good idea to carry a copy

The Thai gov. are only trying to protect the Country. do you want to walk freely without threat of being killed.

so to those who dont like it i say go home.

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what is the big deal about carrying identification. some TV members are sensible and good idea to carry a copy

The Thai gov. are only trying to protect the Country. do you want to walk freely without threat of being killed.

so to those who dont like it i say go home.

The only people in Thailand, I feel, likely to threaten or kill me are the police or the army (and their gangster mates).

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"Thailand on high alert due to ISIS threat".

Since this ID check is happening right after the threat was announced, do you think there may be some sort of connection , or just a coincidence??

although I suspect you are correct along with a clampdown and active search/checks for overstayers, I must confess that it is beyond any reasoning as to why they are picking on such establishments unless there was a specific threat going on with intelligence of a possible attack, just recently it was leaked about a possible terrorist threat in Phuket

It is not beyond reason that there exists such threat of a possible terrorist attack on a large entertainment complex in one of the holiday zones in Thailand, unlike in the west they would definately not want such information to be made public

who knows

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With so many countries in this world, it amazes me that foreigners want to stay or visit Thailand.

Publicity of this nature worldwide would do wonders. I think....

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I thought this business about carrying a passport at all times had been settled.

According to previous threads a copy of passport was OK as long as the actual one was produce at police station if requested.

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It will never be settled until we actually know what the law is on carrying passports.

Nobody has ever been able to quote the law as there does not appear to be one, Only recommendations.

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They kill the duck laying the golden egg by the minute. They may as well arrest people for not wearing flipflops as this is not part of Thai culture.

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They may be looking for people of Middle East origin who are not here on holiday. If this is the case, the police should be clear they are not targeting tourists otherwise Thai police harassment of tourist will go viral on the net.

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Bloody hell m16s just to check for passports.

Police state or what?

I better be careful they maybe lock me up for driving my wheelchair ! without due care !

Son of a bit..h! I dare not venture forth with my black cane. Bastards might shoot. Been in a few wars and now I'm a little worried some dumb ass will shoot me. COME ON!

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Just when you thought that maybe the pattaya swat team of 50 raiding the elderly bridge club couldn't be more embarrassing and blasted around the world along comes the pattaya and chiang mai passport swat team....with big GUNS....

Great work guys. Keep it up and those tourists and farang residents bahts will quickly take a major hit.

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Will be promoted by TAT as …….Thailand the Hub of all Adventure Holidays

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