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    Second American Detained in Thailand Over Single Bullet in Luggage

    US media has reported that a second US citizen has been detained in Thailand after a single bullet was found in his suitcase. Michael Jones, 37 was detained at the airport with a single bullet in his luggage.


    Being the second American to be delineated with a single bullet in his luggage in a month.


    Michealís mother told US media that security at the airport found a single bullet in his bag.

    However she said her son wasnít traveling with any weapons or ammunition.

    ďHe had nothing, and when he tried to explain that to them, itís like you really canít challenge their authority there,Ē Durden-Jones said.

    ďWe understand what happened, we just donít understand why,Ē Durden-Jones told News 5 in Cleveland.


    Michael Jones was held at the airport and was only allowed to go free after his parents sent thousands of dollars to a law firm in Thailand to pay for an attorney and bail.


    Thai authorities say he isnít allowed to leave Thailand and must remain there until March, his parents said.


    In addition to reaching out to the embassy, the couple has also contacted local, state and national politicians for help. Durden-Jones said she knew everyone involved in the U.S. was doing their best to bring her son home.


    American Michael Morra was also arrested over a single bullet in his luggage on Nov. 23rd at the airport. He too was on his way home from Thailand.


    US Embassy officials in Thailand help an American fire chief being held after a single bullet was found in his suitcase. He had been detained in Thailand since before Thanksgiving, but arrived back in the US Christmas Eve.




    https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thail...et-in-luggage/

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    Seems the thais got that money spinner idea from the flippas. Old scam

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    A silver bullet then. Who can you trust.

    Years ago we arrived in VTE with four bags maxed out for weight full of camping and fishing gear aw well as Christians gifts for miss fish's family. We made it from the states through Inchon out of BKK and on into Laos. It was there the man at the X ray machine informed os that we had things that didn't fly there. Missy slipped him a fifty and down the ramp we went. Must have been the Abu Garcia or the Penn reel. Don't know, never will.
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    It's a variation of the duty-free scam when an item was put into a punter's bag after they bought something and were apprehended later and charged with theft at the local police station but after a "fine" was paid through an "intermediary" lawyer the hapless victim could catch a flight back home.

    Place is a cesspit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Thai authorities say he isnít allowed to leave Thailand and must remain there until March,
    Visa extensions are getting a bit novel.

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    looks like they are desperate to keep tourists there so they can spend more

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    Bullet seems a bit weird, what happened to the baggie?

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    I wonder on what basis the airport scanner guy decides who to extort and who not to?

    Do they limit it to once a week or so (how many times this happens, unreported by the press)?

    What is their average payoff, you think? 30,000 TBht?

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    Wild guess says quotas are issued from the thoroughly corrupt local/regional top shelves, and influenced among other things by cash flow vs expected expenditure.

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    interesting that we are only hearing about ameicans

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    Trouble with Lieland is ya cannot trust any coonta.

    Fukin crap shoot with anyone in authority, it's termanilly fooked.

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