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Pattaya: Myanmar woman claims police extortion

A 28 year old woman from Myanmar has gone to the Pattaya police suggesting one of them ripped her off.

Duragar, said that she was contacted by phone by a man who said he was a policeman who said that he could “sort out” the problem of two friends of hers who were being held at the police station. 

He asked for 15,000 baht to “make the problem go away” and she bargained him down to 12,000. 

She met him behind a department store near the police station where she handed over the money and two phones worth 30,000 baht that belonged to her compatriots who were being held. 

Several hours later she went to the police station and was told that it was not possible to release her friends and they would continue to be held. 

Thereafter she could not contact the man claiming to be a police officer. 

Sophon Cable TV reported that the lady was in floods of tears talking about how she had come to Thailand to work only to be ripped off like this. 

The report did not mention anywhere about it being illegal to attempt to bribe a police officer. 

The police filed her report and promised to investigate and bring the full force of the law down on the person responsible. 

Thai Visa /  Sophon Cable TV

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