Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Out there...
    StrontiumDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    BKK
    Posts
    40,030

    Thailand: Bad Bus Drivers Steal From Passengers During Trips

    Bad Bus Drivers Steal From Passengers During Trips | Pattaya Daily News - Pattaya Newspaper, Powerful news at your fingertips

    Published : March 20, 2013 :: 16:03:41

    Bad Bus Drivers Steal From Passengers During Trips


    Tourism police arrested two coach bus drivers who pierced a wall behind them on the bus, creating a hole to crawl into the luggage compartment and steal foreigners’ properties. The two suspects also tested positive for methamphetamine use.

    TOURIST POLICE DIVISION – March 19, 2013 [PDN]; At 4:20 p.m., the arrests of two suspects on charges of stealing other people’s properties was announced at the division 1 room by Pol. Maj. Gen Roy Inkapairote, tourist police commander, with the police team.

    The suspects were identified as Mr.Pachara Kongpara, 44 years old, and Mr.Kraiyuth Pongsuwichetsak, 46 years old, the coach bus drivers of a traveling company. They were arrested at Phra Atit Road, Chanasongkram, Phra Nakorn. Police seized an electronic card of Robo Bank, and a black Live Venture bag from the suspects.



    Pol. Maj. Gen. Roy said the police were first notified earlier that day at 5.30 a.m. of the crime. The tourist police had received complaints from several tourists who had been victimized. The victims said there were some criminals mixed in with the coach bus staff who had stolen their property.

    From their investigation, the police discovered the drivers were the main suspects. The drivers had pierced the wall behind them at the front of the bus, which was next to the luggage container compartment. Then one of the drivers secretly crawled into the compartment to search through passenger belongings and steal property.



    After arresting them, the police took the suspects to have urine tests, which tested positive for drugs. The suspects confessed that they had each used a half-tablet of meth for the bus trip. While they were on the trip, the bus two drivers would use the opportunity when the passengers were sleeping or careless, for Mr. Pachara to crawl through the hole and steal their properties.

    The police informed the suspects that they would be initially charged with illegally having another person’s electronic card, causing damage to other people or the public, and possessing and consuming a Type-1 Drug (amphetamine) while driving. Police then sent them to the detective officers at Chanasongkram police station to prosecute.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    19,410
    Is this bus owned by a company, or privately owned by the meth taking thieves.

    If it is a company owned bus, surely they would be aware of a huge hole in the panelling behind the driver and are in on the scam.

    Cant trust anybody these days.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    23-06-2014 @ 11:30 PM
    Posts
    1,235
    Having someone go through your luggage while on Thai buses is nothing new. Unfortunately, more and more Thais are getting involved in theft and other crimes.

    Yaa Baa is certainly helping destroy the Thai culture. Ex-PM Taskin's method of eliminating drug use in Thai's youth may not be such a bad idea in retrospect.

    Better to end their life young than have them dedicate their lives to drugs and crime.

    Maybe when they are re-born they will be wiser (or in a form as to not understand what drugs are).

  4. #4
    Member
    bash street gang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Online
    19-06-2015 @ 11:29 PM
    Posts
    146
    that 'piercing' looks more like a ready made hatchway to me.

  5. #5
    Member
    shaggersback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Last Online
    31-01-2021 @ 09:25 PM
    Location
    Surin
    Posts
    922
    Ecciès should be substituted for yabba on the big drug busts. Much better tourist satisfaction on the gf experience if she really duz luv you long time.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat KEVIN2008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    1,740
    In relation to luggage with zippers...... Keep in mind that a zippered piece of luggage is super easy to open and reseal. You just pop the zipper open with the nib of a pen and then run the zipper tabs back together to seal it. Small padlocks, tie wraps , belts, all useless, and wont stop a thief or someone planting illegal stuff in your luggage. A little bit of paranoia is better than complacency.
    Last edited by KEVIN2008; 21-03-2013 at 03:54 AM.
    Consultation en ligne www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com pharmacie francaise

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    59,983
    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008
    and wont stop a thief or someone planting illegal stuff in your luggage. A little bit of paranoia is better than complacency.

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Last Online
    03-06-2013 @ 04:20 PM
    Posts
    9
    It is common for VIP tourist buses to "loose" your bags on over night trips.

    Just another day in paradise right !!!

  9. #9
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,890


    Something's fishy about this story. Nobody is pointing at the bus drivers.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    gaysexbyproxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Online
    03-03-2015 @ 05:42 PM
    Location
    Chiang Rai Beach
    Posts
    1,227
    ...or grinning like an idiot.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat KEVIN2008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    1,740
    Often heard a wild story about gas being put through the Air Con system on Tourist buses with the intention to sleep drug passengers and rob them. Scary stuff if true.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    wasabi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Last Online
    28-10-2019 @ 03:54 AM
    Location
    England
    Posts
    10,940
    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008 View Post
    Often heard a wild story about gas being put through the Air Con system on Tourist buses with the intention to sleep drug passengers and rob them. Scary stuff if true.
    Heard this story many times,has anybody experienced this. I have only gone on buses where I am the only Whitey,so no point in gassing the passengers.

  13. #13
    I am in Jail
    Camel Toe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Last Online
    18-02-2017 @ 10:41 AM
    Location
    Guadalajara
    Posts
    3,717
    Yaa Baa is certainly helping destroy the Thai culture.
    Thai isn't a culture, Asian is. Like Western Culture .. it can't be New Zealand Culture, English Culture. It's Western Culture.

    Why do Thai suspects always confess? I'm reasonably sure they aren't tortured, but they always confess straight away.

  14. #14
    Member
    Rocksteady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Online
    26-11-2019 @ 01:41 PM
    Posts
    875
    ^they confess because they automatically get a 50% reduction in sentence

  15. #15
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    19-06-2023 @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    5,734
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008 View Post
    Often heard a wild story about gas being put through the Air Con system on Tourist buses with the intention to sleep drug passengers and rob them. Scary stuff if true.
    Heard this story many times,has anybody experienced this. I have only gone on buses where I am the only Whitey,so no point in gassing the passengers.
    I cannot sleep on buses at all . One trip on the bus to Surratani I thought that I stayed awake throughout the journey , but when we arrived the person in front of me had had all their money taken from their money belt .

  16. #16
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    19-06-2023 @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    5,734
    This theft has been going on for decades , im surprised that they have just discovered it .
    Everytime I ve been to Surratani on the bus , many people have had things stolen from their bags in the holding compartment .

  17. #17
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    12-11-2017 @ 11:33 AM
    Location
    nonthaburi
    Posts
    2,551
    Quote Originally Posted by RickThai View Post
    Having someone go through your luggage while on Thai buses is nothing new. Unfortunately, more and more Thais are getting involved in theft and other crimes.

    Yaa Baa is certainly helping destroy the Thai culture. Ex-PM Taskin's method of eliminating drug use in Thai's youth may not be such a bad idea in retrospect.

    Better to end their life young than have them dedicate their lives to drugs and crime.

    Maybe when they are re-born they will be wiser (or in a form as to not understand what drugs are).
    Jesus Christ... someone make it stop!!!

  18. #18
    Suspended from News & Speakers Corner
    chingching's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Online
    13-12-2013 @ 05:25 PM
    Posts
    1,322
    gassing the pax is common on French trains and then theyre robbed whilst gassed out

  19. #19
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    19-06-2023 @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    5,734
    Quote Originally Posted by Camel Toe View Post
    Yaa Baa is certainly helping destroy the Thai culture.
    Thai isn't a culture, Asian is. Like Western Culture .. it can't be New Zealand Culture, English Culture. It's Western Culture.

    Why do Thai suspects always confess? I'm reasonably sure they aren't tortured, but they always confess straight away.
    Confess straight away and you will get treated leniently in your sentence , sometimes getting jail term reduced by half .
    Deny it and you will have to serve the full term

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •