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Fast track Immigration Scam: In and out of Thailand for 50 baht – no passport required!

It sounds like a dream but reporters have shown how easy it is to enter and leave Thailand – for just 50 baht a time.

fast-track-immigration-scam-thailandAnd no documents of any kind are required when using the “fast track” lane in Surin.

When immigration officials were approached about the issue they clammed up.

Reporters from sanook.com said that they conducted an operation after complaints received that it was possible to get over the border so easily at the Kab Cherng checkpoint into and out of Cambodia.

The team prepared 50 baht notes and when they arrived saw a long queue to the left of the checkpoint. When they reached the window they just handed over 50 baht to the official.

No receipts were handed back and no documents of any kind were needed.

Later they questioned an immigration official in the office – no name was given – who clammed up and referred them to the head office of Surin immigration for a comment.

So the reporters went there – and were told they would not be given an interview or issued with a comment of any kind.

The reporters claim that other locals and tourists on business or visiting area casinos were paying between 50 and 500 baht to cross the border.

They also said that it was a major issue with illegal Cambodians being allowed to slip into Thailand to work without documents for just 50 baht a time.

Sanook

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