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A Royal Thai Police spokesman has said that the commander of the force cares about all tourists whether they are Thai or foreigners.
The aim of General Chakthip Chaijinda is to help tourists and protect them and their possessions at all times.
And not just in Bangkok. Wherever there is tourism General Chakthip will serve and protect you.
It is a continuing and concerted effort that will continue indefinitely, said Pol Col Krissana Patanacharoen who cited successes in controlling “zero dollar” tours, call center gangs…..
And taxi drivers.
Krissana was commenting after a Thai woman called Pla Suchaya went on Facebook to complain about a taxi driver at Suvarnabhumi airport not using the meter.
He had ripped her off with a chartered fare.
Acting on behalf of the RTP chief, Pol Lt-Col Prayoon Pakinsri of the Tourist Police 1 had contacted the poster and found the taxi driver.
The driver admitted overcharging and not using the meter.
He was taken for a drugs test that proved negative. His taxi was checked and was found to be of the required standard.
Then he was handed over to the airport police and fined.