Thai Police Catch Bus Thieves

One of the more common complaints from tourists who take long distance bus rides is that their belongings are often rifled and things stolen. A few months back a foreign tourist confronted one of the bus conductors about missing valuables and he was assaulted. You sometimes hear of passengers being drugged but usually their belongings are stolen from the luggage compartment underneath the coach. In this case, the two that were arrested were the driver and one of the bus conductors. They admitted that they had robbed passengers many times. From the drivers compartment they said they had an access hatch that took them to the luggage compartment. During the long journey they then had plenty of time to steal what they liked.

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  • December 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm
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    It’s obvious that bus staff is complicit in these scams. Frankly, I’d be surprised if someone higher up in the company was NOT receiving shares of the proceeds.

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