Subject: Bangkok International Airport 

Folks, be warned and be really careful, check the items you bought and 
give back what does not belong to you even when the shop assistants 
claimed it's 'free'. I believe the duty free shop assistants would also 
get a, be very, very careful. Read below 

My Dept. secretary informed on this. Her cousin 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 a 
packet of smokes into his bag and he thought it was a free pack. 

He was arrested for shop-lifting and the Thai Police extortion price was 
equivalent to RM30, 000 for his release. He spent two nights in jail and paid RM50 for 
an air-con cell, 200-300 baht for each visitor, and RM11,000 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 RM2,000 by the magistrate and handcuffed and 
escorted to his plane. 

His passport was stamped "Thief". While there, his relatives requested 
help from the Malaysian Embassy and was told that they are helpless, as 
Malaysians are victimised similarly daily and letters and phone-calls to 
the Thai Authorities are ignored. He shared a cell with a Singaporean 
the 1st night who paid RM60,000 for his release.The 2nd night was an 
Indian national who paid USD70,000. Mind you this is not in a shag 
downtown Bangkok but in a duty free shop in Bangkok 's Int'l 
Airport . 

Please share this experience with all your friends.