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    Britons arrested for passing forged money on Koh Phangan

    Britons arrested for passing forged money on Koh Phangan



    An image shows the passports of the arrested men and forged 20-pound notes

    SURAT THANI Four young Britons visiting the famous full moon party venue Koh Phangan have been arrested for passing forged pound banknotes and having a small amount of dried marijuana.

    The police made the arrest at 1am Friday at a rented house in tambon Ban Tai after an investigation exposed the four men as the people spending the forged currency.

    The police seized 96 fake 20 notes, which would be worth around 86,000 baht, and 2.11 grammes of dried marijuana.

    Pol Col Somchai Noppasri, commander of Koh Phangan police, said the four men confessed that they had brought the forged currency with them from the UK to spend during the trip to Koh Phangan. They took turns changing 100 at a time into baht at a privately operated currency exchange on the island.

    They were charged with owning and passing fake foreign currency and illegally possessing drugs.

    The four men were named as: Adam Carter, 21 and three 23-year-olds: Thomas Moore, Luke Swainston-Thomas and Bradley Turner.

    Britons arrested for passing forged money on Koh Phangan | Bangkok Post: news

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    Gonna be a longer holiday than they expected..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    96 fake 20 notes, which would be worth around 86,000 baht
    thats more than real ones in bank here, must buy a laser printer

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    They took turns changing 100 at a time into baht at a privately operated currency exchange on the island.
    what could go wrong ?

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    I would say that these Tools are in some seriously deep shit.

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    And in their puerile arrogance they actually thought they were better off passing the pony money at some hole in the wall outfit on an island that can exchange more sterling in one day than perhaps the whole of, say, Cha-am does in a month?????

    They should be imprisoned for their stupidity as much as anything else. Bet they have loads of tattoos and their heads are shaved.

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    Burnley lads, eh? It looks like one them had a job in Sydney. I doubt the Aussies will want to let a criminal back into their country.

    Oh, wait a minute.

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    Her Majesty's Revenue Department will be interested in them once they get out of Thailand.

    ^ Droll, Neverna.

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    I still haven't come across the newest bank note that's been issued, the 5 note, folks must be hanging onto them, as they have Churchills image.

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    British Backpackers Arrested for Passing Fake
    Pound Sterling Banknotesin Koh Pangan, Thailand



    The four Britons have been charged with having and using fake foreign banknotes and possessing marijua

    SURAT THANI – Pol Col Somchai Noppasri, commander of Koh Phangan police, has reported that police arrested four Britons, identified as Thomas Anthony, Adam Lewis, Bradley Stephen and Luke Anthony, were apprehended at a rented house in Ban Tai Sub-district of Koh Pangan for using counterfeit pound sterling banknotes.
    The police seized 96 fake 20 notes, which would be worth around 86,000 baht, and 2.11 grams of dried marijuana.

    Koh Pangan Provincial Police Commander, Pol Col Somchai Noppasri said the arrest was made after Mrs. Wanpen Sriwisai, a tour operator, notified police that a group of young foreign tourists duped her and other tour operators with fake pounds sterling notes.
    The four Britons have been charged with having and using forged foreign banknotes and possession of an illegal substance.
    Pol Col Somchai Noppasri said the Foreign Office will also been notified with regards to the counterfeit pound sterling banknotes. Possession and distribution of counterfeit money carries a maximum 10 year sentence in the United Kingdom

    Meanwhile in Bangkok Thai police have shut down a factory in Bangkok that was churning out fake bills.
    Pol Maj Gen Sommai Kongwisaisuk, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, led a team of police officers to Bang Khen to raid a counterfeit money factory.
    During the raid, the police found printing plates used to produce and churn out bogus Thai baht, US dollars, and Laotian kip. Along with the fake notes, the police also confiscated firearms and a vehicle.
    Two suspects have been taken into custody for questioning.
    According to Pol Maj Gen Sommai, the bust followed an intelligence report from the US government. At present, the damage has yet to be assessed

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    a factory in Bangkok that was churning out fake bills.
    Wanted: Big strong barstard to operate butter churn for pound factory...

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    wonder if the woman in the photo is from the exchange place were trying to rip off

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    .... Thai police have shut down a factory in Bangkok that was churning out .... bogus....Laotian kip.


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