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October 12, 2016 Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Bangkok police conducted surprise searches on tourists at the weekend, arresting some either for not carrying their passports or for having traces of narcotics in their urine.

Foreign tourists came under the spotlight in a drive to ensure safety during the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, which ran over the weekend and concludes today.

About 200 policemen conducted searches on Nana Road (Sukhumvit 3 Road) at 12am Saturday, the Bangkok Post reported.

The officers came from the Metropolitan Police Bureau, the Patrol and Special Operation Division, the Tourist Police Division and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau.

Metropolitan police commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn told the paper the police operation focussed on foreign tourists acting suspiciously.

Plainclothes police and informants have been trying to spot criminals disguised as tourists. Tour operators have been asked to double-check their clients’ passports.

Written by William Sykes

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