Warning: Duty Free Shoppers AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS
SO PLEASE BE CAREFULL
PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS WHO TRAVEL A LOT!
An Indian was detained in Bangkok for stealing a box of cigarettes in a duty-free shop in Bangkok International Airport . He had paid for chocolates and a carton of cigarettes.
The cashier put an extra pack of cigarettes into his bag and he thought it was a free pack. He was arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was 30,000 Baht for his release. He spent two nights in jail and paid 500 Baht for an air-conditioned cell, 200-300 baht for each visitor and 11,000 baht for his final release.
The Police shared the money in front of his eyes. On top of that, he was charged in court and fined 2,000 baht by the magistrate and handcuffed and escorted to his plane. His passport was stamped “Thief”. While there, his relatives requested help from the Indian Embassy and was told that they are helpless,and many Asians are victimized similarly daily and letters and phone calls to the Thai authorities are ignored.
He shared a cell with a Singaporean the first night who paid 60,000 baht for his release. The second night was a Malaysian national who paid 70,000 baht.
Mind you this was not in a shanty shop in downtown Bangkok but in a duty-free shop at the Bangkok International Airport .
So – BE WARNED!
The above is 100% correct information because Mr. Rajan Khera’s customer from India faced exactly the same scenario mentioned above when he was in transit at Bangkok Int’l Airport going to Taipei .
Someone went through the same ordeal in Dubai . He bought stuff at the duty-free shop upon entering. The girl at the duty-free shop put a bottle of cologne in his shopping bag (he did not even see it happen). He was arrested for stealing (this is before he even picked up his luggage). He sat at the airport jail where he was harassed for the whole day.
NO FOOD, NO WATER for one day and only after he paid a fine (bribe of US 500…). That was all the cash he had in his pocket at the time. They let him go. These are scams that are happening all over the place.
Please BE CAREFUL! All of this is pre-planned and the people who work at the airport know who to target.
UNBELIEVABLE BUT APPLY CAUTION…. duty-free employees intentionally put extra items to scam passengers.
ALWAYS TAKE A RECEIPT FOR ANY FREE GIFT THAT THE DUTY FREE SHOP GIVES.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND WATCHFUL WHEN YOU ARE BEING BILLED AND ITEMS PACKED AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS (DUTY FREE SHOPS)