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Tourist Police Arrest Tuk Tuk and Taxi Drivers Taking Advantage of Tourists

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BANGKOK – Police officers have arrested Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers who have been taking advantage of tourists. Legal charges will be pressed against illegal tour guides and shops that sell substandard products to tourists.

Deputy Commander of Tourist Police Bureau Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet Hakphan on Sunday led officers from the bureau, 191 police division and Chana Songkhram Police Station to inspect Sanam Luang, one of the most famous tourist sites in Bangkok.

The operation was launched after police were notified that Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers had taken advantage of tourists by taking them to buy low quality products, 140 were arrested.

Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet said these Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers damaged the country’s reputation and confirmed that police will strictly prevent similar cases.

Police are preparing to take legal action against four tour guides and 3-5 jewelry and suit shops alleged of fraudulent conduct.

By Suwit Rattiwan – NNT

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