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Frenchman accepts he was not extorted by Thai police - might have been his Thai/Indian friend instead

 

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A French computer systems businessman who claimed that the Thong Lor police had extorted him out of a quarter of a million baht has accepted that he was wrong. 

 

Instead it looks like he might have been ripped off for the money by a Thai/Indian friend who disappeared. 

 

Jean S. was shaken down by Thong Lor police in a soi. He was told to undress and when no drugs were found he was taken into the police station for a test. 

 

A trace of ganja was found in his system but this was later found to be from medicinal oil, a fact confirmed by a doctor. 

 

While in custody he had contacted a friend of mixed Thai and Indian parentage called "Chane" who said that US $8,000 would secure his quick release. It was decided to transfer the money to the Thai's girlfriend but as the limit had been reached on the account a cash payment was arranged. 

 

But Chane and his girlfriend disappeared and couldn't be contacted. It appears they might have kept the money.

 

The Frenchman went to his embassy and they helped him contact the tech police who initiated an investigation both regarding the money and a violation of human rights. 

 

Following a three hour meeting with senior police and Thong Lor chiefs yesterday the Frenchman has accepted that the police did not extort him from money. 

 

He expressed confidence in the police instead. 

 

Station chief Pol Col Samphan Leuangsajjakun said he was welcome to proceed with the (harassment) claim and they would investigate the report he filed against his friend and his girlfriend. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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Still extortion as they wanted 8000$ for quick release, it just happened that thai gf nicked it. 

 

As well if no drugs were found on him on street, why he was taken to police station? Should refuse if no crime commited, thats false arrest.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Xaos said:

Still extortion as they wanted 8000$ for quick release, it just happened that thai gf nicked it.

What are you talking about? Read the news! It was his friend, Chane, that said 8000 dollar would help for a quick release. Not the police.

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

While in custody he had contacted a friend of mixed Thai and Indian parentage called "Chane" who said that US $8,000 would secure his quick release. It was decided to transfer the money to the Thai's girlfriend but as the limit had been reached on the account a cash payment was arranged.

After that, it was not the frenchman´s GF. It was the Thai friends girlfriend.

Far to quick to make a judgement without understanding what you just read.

However, getting arrested with no crime committed. There you are spot on.

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1 hour ago, Xaos said:

"but as the limit had been reached on the account a cash payment was arranged." = EXTORTION

Yes, an extortion, that should be renamed theft. That, because his Thai/Indian friend and his GF set up a scam to steal the frenchman´s money.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

So they agreed to let him go if he dropped the 'extortion' claim.

Where did you get that information? Are you involved in the case on a personal level? Because, it didn´t stand anywhere, did it?

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Here is an interesting part not mentioned in OP.

 

in his original claims on Facebook , he stated no drugs or anything was found and in hospital also nothing was found.

 

Now as it turns out, he was positive for ganja but later confirmed to be medical .

 

Dod it get confirmed to be medical after the payment ?

 

Now it is claimed the friend and gf did the runner , so that means money was never paid to police ? And he was set free? Because in his original claims he stated he paid the police, now turns out to a friend ?

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17 minutes ago, BestB said:

Here is an interesting part not mentioned in OP.

 

in his original claims on Facebook , he stated no drugs or anything was found and in hospital also nothing was found.

 

Now as it turns out, he was positive for ganja but later confirmed to be medical .

 

Dod it get confirmed to be medical after the payment ?

 

Now it is claimed the friend and gf did the runner , so that means money was never paid to police ? And he was set free? Because in his original claims he stated he paid the police, now turns out to a friend ?

5k-20k fine for marichana urine tests. 

 

Looks like this guy was just stupid all the way. 

 

Hope they will get thieves

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4 hours ago, Xaos said:

Still extortion as they wanted 8000$ for quick release, it just happened that thai gf nicked it. 

 

As well if no drugs were found on him on street, why he was taken to police station? Should refuse if no crime commited, thats false arrest.

 

 

Read it again. He is blaming the “friend” who made off with the money. 


If the police wanted money to let him go they wouldn’t let him go because he claimed the money was stolen. 
 

It’s another porky pie from this guy. 

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Thong Lo police reject French businessman’s claim that they extorted $8,000 from him

By THE NATION

 

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The Metropolitan Police Division 5 is investigating a claim by a French man that Thong Lo police allegedly extorted US$8,000, or about Bt245,000, from him in exchange for not pressing charges against him for smoking marijuana, commander Pol Maj-General Samart Srisiriwibulchai said.

 

The police interviewed French businessman Jean Sebastien, 42, on December 23 for three hours to clarify the claim.

 

Sebastien explained through an interpreter that he was stopped by police for a drug search while he was walking down Soi Sukhumvit 43. He said the police did not find any drugs on him.

 

He explained that after police ordered him to take off his clothes for a drug search, he was taken to Thong Lo police station, where he was allowed to contact a friend named Shane, a Thai-Indian national whom he has known for three years. Shane advised him to transfer $8,000 to his girlfriend’s account in exchange for negotiating with the police to drop the drug charge and let him go.

 

Sebastien agreed to this but could not transfer the money as the amount exceeded the daily limit. When the police let him go, he said, he went to Shane’s girlfriend’s apartment and gave her the money in cash. Sebastien said he could not contact Shane or his girlfriend after that and believe they might have collaborated with the police to extort money from him.

 

After the incident, he contacted the French Embassy, which later filed a complaint at the Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).

 

Sebastien said he filed an extortion charge against Shane and his girlfriend and also a human rights complaint with the PACC regarding the police ordering him to take off his clothes for a drug search.

 

Thong Lo police station chief Pol Colonel Samphan Leungsajjakul said the plaintiff admitted that he did not give the money directly to any police officer, and insisted that police had taken no part in the extortion, adding that officials let Sebastien go because they found a doctor’s prescription on him allowing him to use marijuana as a medicine.

 

“We will investigate the incident and bring Shane and his girlfriend in for questioning,” Samphan said.

 

“As for the human rights complaint, I will also look into this matter and give justice to all parties.”

 

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a quick search on the worlds #1 search engine for: "Thong Lor Urine Test"

Brings up plenty of horror stories from the past.

It's an extortion scheme that is as old the mama san from pattaya's first girlie bar.

But then again, it must be some Thai Indian that's been making theses stories up since 1969.

 

The Farang is always wrong and the Thai is always right -> doesn't work when Google is involved.

 

Every Tourist can easily see how corrupted Thai police (especially Thong Lor branch) are.

The days these things went by unnoticed are long gone .

We have everything documented these days thanks to Google and Youtube.

Silly Thais.

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32 minutes ago, noone223 said:

a quick search on the worlds #1 search engine for: "Thong Lor Urine Test"

Brings up plenty of horror stories from the past.

It's an extortion scheme that is as old the mama san from pattaya's first girlie bar.

But then again, it must be some Thai Indian that's been making theses stories up since 1969.

 

The Farang is always wrong and the Thai is always right -> doesn't work when Google is involved.

 

Every Tourist can easily see how corrupted Thai police (especially Thong Lor branch) are.

The days these things went by unnoticed are long gone .

We have everything documented these days thanks to Google and Youtube.

Silly Thais.

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Yeah i had the pleasure too....

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Looks like Tonglaw police at it again. Its a lot of police stations SOP but Tonglaw take it to the taking the urine level literally in the street. People should remember they got into a lot of bother over this a few years ago. Tonglaw Station should be closed down. 

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2 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

Looks like Tonglaw police at it again. Its a lot of police stations SOP but Tonglaw take it to the taking the urine level literally in the street. People should remember they got into a lot of bother over this a few years ago. Tonglaw Station should be closed down. 

%5 to the big Temple @ Ekkamai + %10 to the Junta = Buddha & Big Joke forgive and forget.

Meanwhile more foreigners coming in every year.

 

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So these characters in uniform say he was not extorted. But wanted 8000 US. To free a tattooed innocent man lol. He should have said no. I would laugh and have done so. These people are well out of control and a police corruption squad with special powers needs to be formed 

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6 hours ago, Xaos said:

Still extortion as they wanted 8000$ for quick release, it just happened that thai gf nicked it. 

 

As well if no drugs were found on him on street, why he was taken to police station? Should refuse if no crime commited, thats false arrest.

 

 

You may have that all wrong... read the post again.

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