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Police/military raid sheesha dens in Sukhumvit last night

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Police/military raid sheesha dens in Sukhumvit last night

 

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BANGKOK: -- A police and military raiding party swooped on shisha restaurants and distributors in upper Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, last night.

 

A total of eleven establishments in Soi 3, Soi 3/1, Soi 5 and Soi 11 were inspected and dozens of pipes and many kilos of sheesha tobacco were seized.

 

Several owners, managers and staff were taken in for questioning.

 

Illegal distribution of pipes and tobacco was found to be taking place at Studio Masr and Emperor Shisha in Soi 3, Nasir Al-Masr in 3/1 and the Le Fenix Hotel in Soi 11.

 

Several of the establishments checked were found to be operating within the law.

 

The area used to be well known for smoking sheesha until the military government cracked down and made it illegal in Thailand.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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I used to smoke shisha in coffee shops in Dubai. I have seen it in many places in Thailand but never knew it had been made illegal. The question is why was it made illegal?

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Is it just a different delivery mechanism for tobacco/nicotine?

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1 minute ago, lee b said:

I used to smoke shisha in coffee shops in Dubai. I have seen it in many places in Thailand but never knew it had been made illegal. The question is why was it made illegal?

The government has difficulty in collecting tax on sheesha tobacco. Much the same reason why nicotine vaporizers are illegal. 

 

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A random act of sacrificial lamb abusage among the several illegally run businesses in Thailand,.... yaaawn

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Been going on for decades.  It is hardly something the junta can be proud of.  A complete waste of time.  It does not even rate up there with bike lanes and beach chairs.  

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No doubt hardened criminals are quaking in their boots now these despicable rogues have been apprehended. 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, lee b said:

I used to smoke shisha in coffee shops in Dubai. I have seen it in many places in Thailand but never knew it had been made illegal. The question is why was it made illegal?

It's not, in fact no law has ever been passed, this is just another, as the Phuket governor said, illegal "fantasy" law.

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3 hours ago, zaphod reborn said:

It would be a better use of resources to bust the Africans selling narcotic drugs on Sukhumvit 5-13.

This has far less hassles than chasing Africans

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3 hours ago, zaphod reborn said:

It would be a better use of resources to bust the Africans selling narcotic drugs on Sukhumvit 5-13.

And while they are doing that they could remove the footpath whores along the same route.

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Show me the actual LAW that say's it's illegal.

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It would be a better use of resources to bust the Africans selling narcotic drugs on Sukhumvit 5-13.

Unfortunately the Nigerians have a system that's impossible to bust. The only way is to do what Thaksin did and what Phillipines president did. Shoot them

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1 minute ago, mcfish said:


Unfortunately the Nigerians have a system that's impossible to bust. The only way is to do what Thaksin did and what Phillipines president did. Shoot them

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They can hire a white farang trying to buy drugs from them...if they deliver they are busted. What's impossible about that?

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2 hours ago, monkey4u said:

This has far less hassles than chasing Africans

The with "chasing" africans is eventually you will piss them off and they start to chase you.

 

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