Bangkok tourists caught up in shakedown

Thai soldiers. Photo by Luke Hunt/Bomborra Images

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Foreign tourists are calling it the shakedown.

A growing number are being stopped, searched and harassed in the main tourist precinct of the Thai capital.  Sometimes they are led to a service station toilet and asked to provide a urine sample, supposedly to determine whether they have consumed any illicit drugs.

Read more from Lindsay Murdoch in The Age.

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